The new Fairview Avenue N Bridge, located just north of downtown Seattle along Fairview Avenue North, is a 540-foot-long prestressed concrete girder bridge built to replace two aging bridges, one of which dated back to 1948. The bridge spans a portion of Lake Union know as Waterway No. 8. Nearly 9,000 vehicles and more than 185 buses use the bridge daily, as well as numerous bicyclists and pedestrians for recreation and commuting.
Fairview Avenue Bridge Replacement won APWA’s local and national award for Project of the Year in the structures and transportation category, $25M-$75M.
As part of the Perteet-led TS&L phase, the team evaluated several bridge and non-motorized alternatives for routing vehicles, bikes and pedestrians across the bridge and improved connections to the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop trail system. Perteet led a team of up to 12 subconsultants that conducted alternatives analysis on the Fairview Avenue N Bridge project to identify the most appropriate and cost-effective solution while addressing seismic, vibration, geotechnical and environmental challenges. This analysis and subsequent final design included: