The city of Seattle says the West Seattle Bridge won’t reopen this year or next. The bridge was closed this spring to repair cracks, but engineers say the repairs involve more work than was anticipated. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
The city of Seattle says the West Seattle Bridge, seen at left, won't reopen this year or next. This view shows the bridge high rise as you exit to the lower bridge traveling west from Interstate 5 on Wednesday, April 15. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

West Seattle Bridge will stay closed until at least 2022

The bridge is the city's busiest span, carrying 100,000 vehicles and 25,000 transit riders daily, on average, before the coronavirus outbreak dramatically cut traffic.

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