The Alaskan Way Viaduct closed for good this evening. Next month, the replacement tunnel will open.

Here's the announcement that was posted on the viaduct web site 20 minutes ago:

Earlier this evening, people were celebrating the end of an era:

I just finished browsing through photos I've taken of the viaduct in recent years, and here are a few favorites ...

10/24/2011, when demolition began on portions of the viaduct

I'll miss late night drives along the viaduct.

Just before midnight on a Monday evening in December 2010, 1 year-old Jamie took 3 month-old Alice for a walk under the viaduct: