The demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct has finally come to close, leaving crews to finish clearing the final pieces of the project on Thursday morning. According to My NorthWest, concrete from the demolition was reused to fill the Battery Street Tunnel. About 240 million pounds of concrete was recycled, along with 15 million pounds of rebar.
Crews have been working since February to dismantle the viaduct.
The waterfront along Alaskan Way will soon be overhauled to include a 20-acre park and public space, bike path, seawall, and more. According to MyNorthwest, Friends of the Waterfront Seattle, a nonprofit assisting the city with the next phase of construction, is holding small concrete pieces of the viaduct for anyone who wants one, free of charge.
Source: King 5 News & MyNorthwest