Should Seattle knock down the West Seattle Bridge, which officials closed in late March after discovering cracks in the structure, and build a replacement bridge? What about a tunnel?

The West Seattle Bridge, left, was closed in March  after cracks were discovered underneath and along the sides of the high-rise, making travel across the structure unsafe. The bridge is 36 years old.  (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
The West Seattle Bridge, left, was closed in March after cracks were discovered underneath and along the sides of the high-rise, making travel across the structure unsafe. The bridge is 36 years old. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

How much would a replacement cost? And what are the alternative commuting options for people traveling to and from West Seattle in the meantime?

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