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record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical
Publications and Records Commission.
The Seattle Engineering Department (SED) maintained the City's streets
and bridges, designed and oversaw construction of public works projects,
provided traffic and transportation planning, and operated the sewer and solid
waste utility. The position of City Surveyor was created in 1873 to survey the
City, establish boundaries and street grades, and administer condemnation
processes. This position was renamed City Engineer in 1890.
In 1931, the Engineering Department absorbed part of the Department of
Public Utilities, and in 1936, it assumed the responsibilities of the
Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department. In 1997, the
water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater utilities from the Engineering and
Water departments were merged with the Engineering Services Division of SED and
the Customer Service Call Center and Construction Engineering Sections of City
Light to form Seattle Public Utilities. The traffic and transportation
functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated in the Seattle
Reports, surveys, correspondence, meeting minutes, presentational
material, photographs, maps court papers, and property appraisals relating to
R. H. Thomson Freeway planning. Subjects addressed include earthquake studies,
routes, a tunnel under Union Bay, property acquisition and management, the
Arboretum and City Council hearings. The freeway was begun but never
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
Records are open to the public.
Preferred Citation :
[Item and date], Seattle Engineering
Department R.H. Thomson Freeway Records , Record Series 2614-04. Box [number],
Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
Arranged into four series: Correspondence, Reports and Surveys, Court
Section Files and City Council Hearing Transcripts.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in
Agreements, Temp Connection
to Evergreen Point Bridge