The second Narrows Bridge expansion joint is scheduled to travel across I-90 sometime around noon on Monday April 23. If all goes as planned, it will spend Monday night at the Rye Grass rest stop. Once they reach North Bend it will only travel during night hours. An overnight stay is planned in Federal Way and the expansion joint will arrive at the bridge site on Wednesday.
Just as before, we have made sure that you can track its progress as it crosses the state. The Web team took the time to check and double check the wiring on the GPS device and are going into this round with lessons learned and confidence that it will be up the entire time (crossing our fingers).
When the first expansion joint came across the state, we estimated over 10,000 people accessed the truck tracking page on April 11th and 12th . We are very curious to see how many of you will be interested this second time around.
We want your photos
An event like this doesn't happen very often and we want to include you in this historic occasion. Send us your photos of the truck along its route and we will display them on the map. WSDOT has created a Flickr account (see photos) that will allow us to plot photos of the second expansion joint and display them on our tracking map.