The City of Tacoma was notified that the Federal Highway Administration is recommending the Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge be closed to all vehicular traffic immediately as of Friday, Oct. 20th. The bridge will remain closed as a safety measure to all vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic until all non-redundant steel tension members and connections are cleaned of dirt and debris, a complete inspection is conducted, the inspection results are analyzed, and the load rating is updated if required.

For more information see the City of Tacoma's Press Release.