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Murray Morgan Bridge Elevator Opens

Murray Morgan Bridge Elevator Opens

April 30, 2014


Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160
Carrie McCausland, Media and Communications, cmccausland@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

Murray Morgan Bridge Elevator Opens


The Murray Morgan Bridge elevator opened to the public this week. The elevator provides an accessible route from downtown at 11th Street to the west side of the Thea Foss Waterway at Dock Street.


The elevator and stairs, the latter of which has become a popular amenity since they opened with the bridge last February, feature views of Puget Sound and the Olympics to the north plus views of the Tacoma Dome and Thea Foss Waterway to the south. The connections let downtown residents, visitors and workers on their lunch hour access the waterfront within just a few minutes.


“It’s long overdue and we thank everyone for their patience,” said Project Manager Tom Rutherford. “It took us much longer to obtain the needed permits than expected, yet we hope everyone will now take advantage of the spring weather to get outside and put it to good use.”