Video: SDOT releases footage of Pier 58 collapse in Seattle
The Seattle Department of Transportation released video footage caught by a camera outside the Seattle Aquarium Tuesday showing the partial collapse of Pier 58 from over the weekend.
Pier 58 was originally closed in mid August, after city officials found that it was shifting “in several places,” creating a gap between the pier and the shore. Over the weekend, construction crews were working to remove a concrete section, before a 15,000-square-foot chunk of the pier broke off into Elliott Bay.
The two workers injured in the collapse — a 30 and 42-year-old — were quickly pulled before the fire department arrived, and were transported to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. They have since been discharged from the hospital with no serious injuries.
Funding for the Pier 58 replacement had previously been secured as part of the Waterfront Seattle project. The pier was already in the process of being designed, with removal of the existing pier and construction of a new pier planned for 2022. The redesign includes a public plaza, large lawn, and a children’s playground. That timeline was moved up after the city discovered “accelerated deterioration” in August.