The Ballard Locks pedestrian bridge and gardens will remain closed for awhile longer as COVID-19 concerns have increased in Seattle.
U.S. Army Corps spokesperson Dallas Edwards tells My Ballard that while they had established a reopening plan, the current coronavirus conditions in Seattle mean they’ll stay closed to keep their crew of essential workers safe.
While the Ballard Locks is not governed by the state’s Safe Start plan, they are following Gov. Jay Inslee’s lead in pausing reopening plans.
“We know you are eagerly awaiting the reopening of the garden and pedestrian crossings,” Edwards says. “We have a multi-step reopening plan to provide the safest possible environment for everyone who uses, visits, and works at the Chittenden Locks.
The Ballard Locks remain open to vessel traffic, and Edwards says they plan to keep the public updated on social media as things progress.