John Buswell http://www.kplu.org en Seattle meets goals on 5 bridges, more still need fixing http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-meets-goals-5-bridges-more-still-need-fixing <p>A number of concrete and steel bridges where built in Seattle in the 1930s, &#39;40s and &#39;50s - each designed with a 60-year lifespan.</p><p>The Seattle Transportation Department says 60 of the city&#39;s 137 bridges are more than 60 years old and would cost $1.1 billion to replace. The <a href="http://bit.ly/qQjjmW">Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports</a>&nbsp; department Manager John Buswell told the city council&#39;s Transportation Committee this week that another Bridging the Gap levy might be needed.</p><p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:06:55 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 2764 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle meets goals on 5 bridges, more still need fixing