Pedestrian bridge and gardens at Ballard Locks remain closed

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.

7 thoughts to “Pedestrian bridge and gardens at Ballard Locks remain closed”

  1. So to be clear, according to My Ballard, Federal property is not subject to safe start? Does this apply to national forest, national parks, BLM land, etc? What about federally controlled waters? Where do we find information on these exceptions?

        1. nope. they don’t call it the “supremecy clause” for nothing…

          you should consider reading the Constitution some time. It’s a neat document.

  2. Seriously? Yet go ahead with the burn, loot, mayhem plan. Not 1 person stood up and took ANY blame or apologized for the riots, NOT 1. Inslee’s silence IS violence.

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