Drivers cross the First Avenue South Bridge on Monday. Two of the four southbound lanes (at left) will close temporarily in January while crews repair damaged bearings under the deck. The closures will worsen delays for drivers already stymied by the West Seattle Bridge closure.   (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Drivers cross the First Avenue South Bridge on Monday. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Traffic Lab

West Seattle motorists can’t catch a break. Now First Avenue South Bridge needs urgent repairs.

The First Avenue South Bridge is the main alternative to the West Seattle Bridge, which was closed in March because of cracks. The lane closures will worsen traffic for motorists detouring to reach West Seattle, as well as Burien-bound drivers caught in the congestion.  VIEW

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