Salmon Bay

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File:Seattle - Salmon Bay aerial 02A.jpg
View of Salmon Bay, with Puget Sound in the background. The bridge in the foreground is the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks; the bridge closer to Puget Sound is the Salmon Bay Bridge.

Salmon Bay is a portion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal—a canal which passes through the city of Seattle, linking Lake Washington to Puget Sound—that lies west of the Fremont Cut. It is the westernmost section of the canal, and empties into Puget Sound's Shilshole Bay. Because of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, the smaller, western half of the bay is salt water, and the eastern half is fresh water (though not without saline contamination—see Lake Union). Before construction of the Ship Canal, Salmon Bay was entirely salt water.

In 1919 the Fishermen's Terminal was known as the "Salmon Bay Terminal"

East of the locks, Salmon Bay is spanned by the Ballard Bridge, a bascule bridge that carries 15th Avenue traffic between Ballard and Interbay. West of the locks, it is spanned by the Salmon Bay Bridge that carries the BNSF Railway railroad tracks between Ballard and Magnolia.

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