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General Information

Completion: 1988
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Girder bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge


Location: , , ,
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  • Interstate I-90
Carries: Interstate 90 (1956)
Coordinates: 47° 34' 44.04" N    122° 12' 0" W
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Excerpt from Wikipedia

The East Channel Bridge is a bridge carrying Interstate 90 from Mercer Island, Washington, to Bellevue, Washington, over the East Channel of Lake Washington, which separates Mercer Island from the rest of the Eastside.

The original bridge was opened November 10, 1923, and was the first bridge to reach the island. George Lightfoot, known as the father of the other bridge on Mercer Island, the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge, had the charge of opening the bridge for boats. In 1940, it was demolished and replaced. Currently, two parallel bridges carry I-90 traffic at this location. A steel box girder bridge, built in 1981, carries westbound I-90 traffic. Another steel box girder bridge, built in 1988, carries eastbound I-90 traffic.

In popular culture

This bridge is featured in World in Conflict in the map, as_bridge. During the course of the single player campaign, the bridge must be held against invading Soviet forces. It is later destroyed to hinder the Soviet advance from Seattle.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "East Channel Bridge" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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