- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - The return of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to the Seafair Air Show means the Interstate 90 floating bridge will be closed at times later this week.

KING-TV reports (https://kng5.tv/1OwEomi ) that state transportation officials will close the bridge between Mercer Island and Interstate 5 for practices and shows.

The closures include everyone — drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

The bridge will be closed Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to noon and again from 1:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

It will close on Friday through Sunday at 11:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Transportation officials say the main reason for the closures is safety. Officials fear that drivers who try to see or photograph the jets could create a hazard.

Another reason is to protect motorists from planes, jets and other aircraft.

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Information from: KING-TV, https://www.king5.com/


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