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Fresh pics: Light rail crossing I-5

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Construction of the Lynnwood Link Extension is underway. This is a major milestone to bringing light rail to Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood in just a few years!

One of the coolest parts of the project is the bridge crossing I-5 just north of the future Mountlake Terrace Station.

A section of the bridge was pre-cast in Tacoma, while the other sections were poured into place due to its curved shape. 

This bridge will carry light rail trains and what we estimate will be 47,000–55,000 daily riders by 2026. 

Follow along on our tour of the bridge deck and inside the structure:

Looking north over I-5 at the bridge and surrounding falsework.
During construction, over 2 million pounds of falsework beams were used to support the bridge.
A construction worker climbs down a ladder into the bridge.
Climbing into the bridge.
Looking inside at the concrete inside of the light rail bridge.
Now that's a lot of concrete!
Cars travel underneath the future light rail bridge.
Get ready to fly over traffic in 2024.

More fresh pics from projects around the region

Hopefully this isn't the first time you've run across our continuing coverage of the transit construction projects that will connect more people to more places.

Check out our past stories for more action shots and information.

Fresh pics: Light rail rising in Redmond

Fresh pics: Trains rolling (slowly) on the Eastside!

Fresh pics: New pedestrian bridge rises in Puyallup

Or you can see all of our 'fresh pics' stories by clicking on the category listing below (or on the right if you're reading this on your desktop or tablet).

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