Remember as kids when you used to hear people talk about an earthquake knocking California completely off the map and into the ocean? And then when Washington started having its’ own little earthquakes, there was talk that the same may happen to the west side of the state some day.
Well, the Washington State Department of Transportation isn’t too worried about Seattle falling off the map, but they are concerned about what would happen to the Alaskan Way Viadcut on Seattle’s waterfront if ‘the big one’ ever struck. Here’s a video simulation they put together to demonstrate what kind of damage it would cause. And here’s more information on the viaduct.