On Thursday, May 30, 2019, around 2:00 p.m., Washington State Department of Transportation crews began demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct at the foot of Union Street well within the eye of the Seattle Waterfront Webcam. The crews had been working north, so May 30 was a big day. We had watched with great anticipation as the big crushers, bulldozers, and hose machines made their way towards Union Street.

Here is a “before” photo taken on the morning of May 30.

Seattle Waterfront Webcam View at 8:38 a.m. on May 30, 2019, Six Hours Before Demolition Begins

Here are photos taken during the five-hour work span on May 30.

May 30, 1:48, Demo Begins!
May 30, 2:16
May 30, 3:28
May 30, 3:54
May 30, 4:32
May 30, 5:30
May 30, 6:54, Work Complete for the Day!
May 30, 9:10, A Tranquil Sunset View
May 31, 11:00, The Great Wheel, a Ferry Boat, and The Seattle Great Wheel All Aglow!