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See Spokane River roar while hiking city’s 17-bridges


A pedestrian walks on the footbridge over the south channel of the Spokane River Upper Falls on Tuesday afternoon. 
 (Holly Pickett / The Spokesman-Review)
A pedestrian walks on the footbridge over the south channel of the Spokane River Upper Falls on Tuesday afternoon. (Holly Pickett / The Spokesman-Review)

HIKING – Spectacular runoff pouring down the Spokane River will highlight the third annual Spokane Bridge Walk organized June 4 by Spokane Parks and Recreation.

Sign up for the event, get a map and walk at your own pace with friends 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.  to cover the 4.5-mile loop that crosses 17 bridges in the heart of Spokane.  The walk starts at Monroe Street Bridge and ends at Rotary Riverfront Fountain.

A check-in table will be staffed at Veteran’s Court on the north bank of the Spokane River between Post and Monroe streets.  Pay a fee ($19 adults, $12 youths 5-16) to help support city parks recreation programs and get a map and bridges pin.
 
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Read on for more event details:

SPOKANE RIVER 17 Bridges Walk

Date: Saturday, June 4.  

Time: Check-in/Start at Veteran Court (corner of Post and Bridge Street) 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Fees:

  • $19- Adults Ages 17+
  • $12- Youth Ages 5-16
  • Free- Children age 4 and under (no pin)

Registration:

  • Registration Closing Date: Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Late registration available from 8:30-10:30 am at Veteran’s Court for an additional $10

Bridges crossed:

  1.  Monroe StreetBridge
  2. Post StreetBridge
  3. North Fork Bridge N
  4. North Fork Bridge S
  5. Wood Bridge by YMCA 1
  6. Wood Bridge by YMCA 2
  7. Wood Bridge by YMCA 3
  8. Wood Bridge by YMCA 4
  9. Wood Bridge by YMCA 5
  10. Howard Concrete Bridge S
  11. Howard StreetFoot Bridge
  12. Howard Concrete Bridge N
  13. Washington Bridge N
  14. Wood Bridge E of Carousel
  15. King Cole Foot Bridge
  16. Wood Bridge by Inn at Park
  17. Don Kardong Foot Bridge



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