The Ballard Locks are closed to walking traffic until Thursday as the Army Corps of Engineers works to repair erosion, the Ballard News Tribune reports. That means two days of detours to either the Fremont Bridge or (if you really have to) the Ballard Bridge.
The Ballard locks will be closed to all pedestrian traffic Feb. 7 and Feb. 8th to all pedestrian traffic as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is repairing a scour near the small lock wall. Vessel traffic will also be halted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The 95-year old Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are showing signs of water wear and tear, and repair work is needed.
Water has caused erosion along a portion of the small lock wall creating a scour. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official say the lock is safe and there is no immediate danger of failure, but the repair is needed to maintain the safe waterway and stop further erosion.
Speaking of the Ballard Bridge, we’ve received word that Angry Ballard Bridge Guy is still getting into it with people trying to bike on the bridge’s pitifully skinny sidewalks. Here’s some background.