The Colman Dock ferry terminal building that is in use for over 50 years on the Seattle waterfront is closing forever this month. Crews are preparing it for demolition.
The old building was used by millions of walk-on ferry travellers each year. It will be replaced by a new, smaller terminal to the south in the short term. In the long term, it is expected to be replaced by an expanded terminal building connecting all 3 ferry slips.
Those changes are part of a major reconstruction of Seattle ferry terminal that started back in 2017 and is due for completion in 2023. The terminal serves ferry trips to Bremerton and Bainbridge Island.
No exact date has been unveiled for the final closure of Colman Dock building. According to state transportation officials, it should happen in mid to late August 2019.
Officials said the project was critically needed because the existing facilities were ageing and would be vulnerable during an earthquake. Timber pilings date back to the 1930s.