Decision pending on whether to replace West Seattle Bridge

SEATTLE (AP) — No high rise bridge to West Seattle for six years – that could be reality if Mayor Jenny Durkan decides to replace the cracking structure that’s been closed since March with a new bridge. KOMO-TV reports the Seattle Department of Transportation hasn’t revealed their recommendation – repair or replacement of the bridge. Durkan is expected to make a decision Oct. 21. Many in West Seattle hope for a bridge repair that would reopen the structure sooner than the replacement options. But on Wednesday the West Seattle Bridge Task Forced learned SDOT has identified more risks with a repair.