(Closed) Bridge to our venue collapsed!

posted 4 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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7736 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@JoJoDahling:  Wow! Saw that info last night as the story was unfolding.  Wishing all bees in that area to be well.  I would just wait to find out what will happen.  (It might be fun to start festivities on the ferry though!)  I’m sure all will work out. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Sodo Park

@JoJoDahling:  I would definitely say talk to your venue coordinator. Hopefully they’ll figure something out quickly! I’m betting they don’t want that part of I-5 out of comission for too long.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@JoJoDahling:  Yikes! Luckily your wedding is about a month and a half away. With the popularity of people flying Allegiant Air out of Bellingham lately, and with summer coming and people wanting to travel I-5 up through Canada, I think by the time your wedding rolls around they will have come up with a somewhat efficient solution. I would wait until a week or so before the day and see what the situation is like! If need be, then email/facebook/call all the guests attending and let them know of the best route to take given the circumstances. And maybe allow for 30-45 minutes extra for the start of the ceremony in case heavy traffic due to detours causes people to run late. Lucky for you, a Monday ceremony shouldn’t cause too much traffic! Best of luck!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@JoJoDahling:  i saw this last night! they mentioned they were setting up detours so i assumed that meant there were other roads to get around the bridge (although probably way out of the way). did they mean they only have a ferry as a detour? it’s crazy that a portion of I5 is completely closed! it’s such a major freeway.

i should also add that part of the SF bay bridge collapsed in the 1989 earthquake and they got that rebuilt pretty quickly since it’s a major thoroughfare. i’m guessing this bridge will get repaired quickly too!

 

Post # 7
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11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

that is crazy! Definitely talk to your venue about their plan.  Any possibility of charting a private boat to bring guests to the venue? 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Yikes!  You should see if you can rent any of those sweet hovercraft things that were helping in the rescue…  But seriously?  I would bet that they’ll have a really good detour route set up quickly, and repairs will be at least underway very soon.  It’s easy to stress about it now, but I bet in a week or less there will be a lot more info and plans in place.  Maybe just build in some buffer time before the ceremony to allow for people to make it in time in case of a lengthy detour?

Post # 9
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@JoJoDahling:  OMG I just saw this. I drive over this bridge every week! And it is on the route that I sent to all our guests too! We have 2 weeks…I really hope the detour route they set up can handle the traffic.

Post # 10
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7886 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

your venue coordinator would be the best one to help you come up with a plan as he/she knows the area best.

Post # 11
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1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I think Hwy 9 should get you through that stretch.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my FI is from there, we drove over it multiple times when i went out there to see him last year. he saw it online and immediately called home. apparently his mother had no idea what happened- she took the other bridge when she drove home.

i know that they were rerouting people this morning. i also know that there are other side ways to get through that area. it just depends on where you’re heading. your venue coordinator will know which route to send your guests (and if not, if you PM me the location of your venue, i can ask my FI for his advice on a detour. he knows the area really well)

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@JoJoDahling:  Yeah I imagine it wouldn’t be cheap.  Maybe you could work out a deal with the Ferry company of sorts? Or even a private company? Ya never know if you don’t ask. People may be willing to help you out given the circumstances.

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