New columns to support light rail tracks to Federal Way rise in SeaTac.
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New columns to support light rail tracks to Federal Way rise in SeaTac, the southern end of the current line.

Fresh pics: Light rail rising in South King County

Link light rail extension to Federal Way 25 percent complete

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Link light rail construction south from the SeaTac to Federal Way has passed the 25 percent mark as the new line rises from the ground along the new 7.8-mile route.

Crews broke ground last July for heavy construction - the new line with stations in Kent/Des Moines, Star Lake and Federal Way opens in 2024 offering an alternative to sitting in I-5 traffic.

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On to the photos:

Sparks fly as an Ironworker in a protective mask welds rebar for the Link light rail extension to Federal Way.
A union ironworker welds at the future Kent/Des Moines Station site.
Columns that will support the elevated station platform rise at Kent/Des Moines Station near South 24th Street in Kent.
Columns that will support the elevated station platform rise at Kent/Des Moines Station near South 240th Street in Kent.
Ironworkers maneuver steel cages that will support columns at the future Kent/Des Moines light rail station.
Ironworkers maneuver steel cages that will support columns at the future Kent/Des Moines light rail station.
Workers are dwarfed by the support casings used to form the concrete columns at the future Kent/Des Moines Station.
Workers are dwarfed by the casings used to form the concrete columns at the future Kent/Des Moines Station.

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