Know When the Floating Bridge Traffic is Stopped

The state Department of Transportation is now sending out e-mail and text message alerts to let people know when ships or traffic accidents require the Hood Canal Bridge to shut down. Rep. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, approached the department with the idea.

“It will help regular bridge users and neighbors to make more informed decisions about their routes.”

I got my very first one as I write this. Let’s go see what it says. It says the bridge is opening right now for a vessel and to expect delays for the next 45 minutes.

Well, that doesn’t do you much good if you’re coming up to the bridge now, but would give you a heads-up to hang out for a while if you were planning to leave soon.

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