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Good news made early

The Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane is a regular part of my commute to and from The Spokesman-Review. It was supposed to be closed for two weeks for repairs and for infrastructure work necessary for the Kendall Yards development.

Then, last Thursday, the city of Spokane announced that the bridge would reopen three days early. It was a pleasant and unexpected surprise.

Like when the doctor tells you it will be a week before you get test results and you get them in two days, or when the much-awaited package shows up overnight instead of the anticipated three days shipping or when you're waiting for a table at a busy restaurant and they tell you an hour and 30 minutes later, you're eating.

When good things happen ahead of schedule, everyone's happy. City government folks might have had this in mind when the bridge opened three days early.

Either way, it made a lot of commuters happy. But doubtful anyone thanked City Hall. Here's my thanks.

(S-R file photo)

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