Follow my meandering around the old community of Riverside next to the West Seattle Bridge. Let us start with some of the buildings that have survived. Several of them are now abandoned or being worked on while others are freshly painted and loved.
This building faced onto West Marginal Way SW and must have been a business from how the front facade is shaped. The back was built to accommodate the proprietor of either a store or saloon. I found it was built in 1914 but now has a rollup garage door in the front and tattered curtains in the windows out back.
The other building that really stood out to me was this office for Global Diving. It dates back to the 1920s and must have been something special. They have treated her well and she is clean, repaired and showing her stuff.
Here is a street view of Riverside so you can see how close the Duwamish with the railroad bridge as a landmark.
This community has seen many West Seattle Bridges come and go. Currently there are a pair of them. One is a highrise that never has to close for boat traffic which was the demise of the prior bridge. The lower one is a swivel bridge that opens for taller marine traffic. Here are a few photos of the two.
If you have been following my Duwamish Adventure, you will know that under bridges are those less fortunate. The West Seattle Bridge has a combination of old RVs, a Seafarers center and some restoration of the marsh under her.
I found a few odd little things too.
To my surprise under the bridges I found that the Duwamish Trail ends there and two new trails begin.
To see more of my Duwamish Adventure I have a directory post that links all of the pieces together. You can find that post here – My Duwamish Adventure Directory