Seattle's Ballard Bridge opens in December 1917.

  • By HistoryLink Staff
  • Posted 8/20/2001
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In December 1917, Seattle's Ballard Bridge opens. It is a bascule bridge (with lift spans that operate with a system of counterweights) and connects Queen Anne Hill with Ballard across Salmon Bay in line with 15th Avenue NW.


Paul Dorpat, "A Bridge Looses Track," The Seattle Times; Pacific Northwest Magazine, August 12, 2001.

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