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Cornerspotted: The Original Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure

This week's Cornerspotter featured the Alaskan Way Viaduct during construction, which technically counts as the first time it was closed. Right? Just go with it

Yesterday we asked you to guess the very obvious Seattle-area highway pictured as well as guess where the photo might have been taken from.

TF206 guessed that this photo of the Alaskan Way Viaduct under construction was taken from "Washington Street looking north-ish." Even the Seattle Municipal Archives photo poster is guessing but that sounds about right.

View is probably from atop a building between S Main St and S Washington St. The buildings in the foreground on the left were eventually torn down to build the Washington State Ferry Terminal.

The photo was taken on April 9, 1952. Just a little over 64 years later, the viaduct is closed for two weeks so that Bertha can drill underneath and create a tunnel that will eventually replace it.
· Cornerspotter: Super-Important Seattle Roadway Construction in 1952 [CS]
· Alaskan Way Viaduct under construction [SMA/Wikimedia]
· Alaskan Way Viaduct's Two-Week Vacation Starts April 29 [CS]