New I-90 avalanche bridge opens at Snoqualmie Pass

New I-90 avalanche bridge opens at Snoqualmie Pass

If you often drive over Snoqualmie Pass, you are now able to drive along a newly constructed bridge on Interstate 90.

State transportation officials have opened up the new eastbound bridge, which stretches along 15 miles of the interstate.

Two-way traffic has been moved to the new roadway as crews begin construction of a second avalanche bridge right next to it.

Officials say the new project will allow avalanches to flow safely under traffic, reducing the number of avalanche-related closures on the interstate.