“The Bridge Less Traveled”

While many people go to West Seattle taking the well-known (Upper) West Seattle Bridge, there exists a lesser known and lesser used bridge formally known as the Spokane Street Bridge, but more commonly referred to as the Lower West Seattle Bridge. It’s a “swing bridge”, meaning that rather than raise the moveable parts like a draw or “bascule” bridge, the moving parts of this bridge (“the leaves”) swing outward in opposite directions.