A stretch of Interstate 90 nears completion in downtown Spokane. The on-ramp from Browne for westbound traffic and the off-ramp to Division for east bound traffic appear to the right, near the east end of the stretch shown. FILE PHOTO THE SPOKESMAN REVIEW-CHRONICLE
The construction of Interstate 90 divided the South Central neighborhood as shown here in this December 1965 photo. FILE PHOTO THE SPOKESMAN REVIEW-CHRONICLE
Downtown Spokane is seen in the background of this July 1964 photo of construction on the four mile section of Interstate 90 that linked the Latah Creek Bridge and the Cheney Highway near Geiger Field. FILE PHOTO THE SPOKESMAN REVIEW-CHRONICLE
A section of the Interstate I-90 viaduct is being constructed near the Lewis and Clark highschool in Spokane. This February 1968 photo shows both Washington (bottom) and Stevens streets. FILE PHOTO THE SPOKESMAN REVIEW-CHRONICLE
In October 1966, he Lewis and Clark Annex was torn down to make way for Interstate 90 construction. FILE PHOTO THE SPOKESMAN REVIEW-CHRONICLE
This photo, taken in 1957, shows traffic rolling over Fourth of July Pass, bypassing the old tunnel. Contractors had just completed graveling, what was then Highway 10, and is now part of Interstate 90. The tunnel had been used for 35 years prior to its being bypassed during the new construction. The road was to be paved soon. Photo archive/The Spokesman-Review
The first piece of paved highway in Spokane County was a one and a half mile strip of Sunset Blvd. in 1911. Fifty years later quite a bit more was added with the construction of I-90 freeway from Sunset Hill in March of 1963. The interstate brought easy transportation and spurred suburbanization. Photo archive/The Spokesman-Review
This is the Ball & Dodd Funeral home in 1958. The facility was constructed in 1946, located at Fourth and Jefferson. In 1965 the business moved into a new building at Fifth and Division as this building was demolished to make way for the construction of Interstate 90. The Spokesman-Review photo archive
The Wallace Depot was moved from its location near U.S. Interstate 90 to a new site across the south fork of the Coeur d'Alene River in 1986. About 350 people watched as the depot was moved so that construction on the Interstate could begin in Wallace, the only unfinished portion of Interstate 90 from Boston to Seattle. The Spokesman-Review photo archive
In mid-November of 1956 part of the freeway that was being built through the Spokane Valley was opened to traffic. One of the areas that was ready for use was the Broadway overpass. That area of I-90 was recently reopened after being rebuilt. The plans called for the free way to be extended to Liberty Lake the following year.
In February 1964, the new freeway bridge connecting I-90 to the Maple Street Bridge/Walnut Street cuplet was nearing completion. In this aerial photo looking south, the bridge pictured in front is the Latah Creek Bridge. Photo Archive/The Spokesman-Review ORG XMIT: SR0403181555190511
This photo was taken around 1942 at the Melrose Grocery. The man behind the counter is Aldus Kendig. The store, located at 5th and Maple, was torn down to make room for I-90. Photo submitted by Ila Granlund.
Looking west at the Northwest Blvd. overpass, circa 1970, over a recently completed section of I-90 through Coeur d'Alene. Highway 10, the predecessor of I-90, is to the left, following what is now Seltice Way. (photo from exhibit entitled "Highway 10, Remember When?") Photo courtesy of the Museum of North Idaho