Stories tagged: bridge
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
Pedestrian bridge rises in Spokane’s University District
When complete, the $12 million suspension bridge will have a 120-foot-tall arch and connect downtown with the East Central neighborhood.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
High bids make WSDOT back off Colfax bridge repairs
The Washington state Department of Transportation has put its plans to rebuild two northern Colfax bridges on the back burner after a bid for the repairs went well above the …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Inslee urges Southwest Washington to agree on an I-5 Bridge effort
Despite a lukewarm response from across the river after Washington lawmakers approved a measure to address the chronically congested crossing over the Columbia River, Gov. Jay Inslee is hopeful Oregon …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Prosecutors: Man pushed off bridge into Flathead River
A 26-year-old man pushed another man into the Flathead River from a bridge last week after the victim reportedly made an inappropriate remark about his girlfriend, prosecutors in northwestern Montana …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Washington Legislature passes Columbia River bridge bill, but Oregon lawmakers busy
Last week, a bill addressing the Interstate 5 bridge between Washington and Oregon sailed out of the Washington Senate. But the message Washington lawmakers tried to send across the river …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Second bridge to be built over Lake Pend Oreille
A railway company is moving forward with design and engineering for a second bridge over Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Two workers injured in fall from Portland bridge
Fire crews rescued two workers after one of the men fell 40 feet from scaffolding while painting Portland’s Ross Island Bridge and struck the other worker on his way down.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
City of Vancouver backs I-5 Bridge replacement resolution
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Vancouver City Council on Monday night supported an effort to declare replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge a project of statewide significance.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Replacement is preferred option for Elwha River bridge
State officials hope to replace, rather than abandon, a 90-year-old bridge considered vital to the Olympic Peninsula.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Driver injured after missing Sunset Highway bridge, rolling down embankment
A woman received apparently minor injuries after driving onto the wrong side of a bridge barrier and rolling down a steep embankment Monday afternoon.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge; boys survive
A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Elwha River bridge could need replacement after dam removal
The U.S. Highway 101 bridge over the Elwha River could need replacement or retrofitting now that two dams have been removed, allowing the now-wild river to erode the riverbed under …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Charges filed after video showed a Washington mother cheering as her son was thrown off bridge
A man accused of throwing a 4-year-old boy 27 feet into the Wynoochee River in Washington state, and the mother who cheered on while it happened, are now facing reckless …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
New I-90 bridge opens near Snoqualmie Pass
Traffic on Interstate 90 drove over the newly constructed avalanche bridge just east of Snoqualmie Pass for the first time Tuesday.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
New Jersey’s ‘unindicted co-conspirators’ in bridge scandal can be revealed, judge rules
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that prosecutors must provide a group of media organizations access to a list of individuals who were linked to the alleged conspiracy to close …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
New 520 bridge now open to traffic in both directions
The new State Route 520 floating bridge over Lake Washington in Seattle has opened to traffic in both directions.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Online prank renames Portland bridge after Jean-Luc Picard
A new Portland bridge got a new name this week – at least on Google Maps.
Thu., July 30, 2015
New bridge planned at Deep Creek
A patched-up timber bridge on Christensen Road spanning Deep Creek is being replaced in a $1 million project. The bridge, built in 1958, was recently demolished. A structure made of …
Thu., July 16, 2015
Spokane bridge club draws more than 70 weekly
More than 70 players queue up weekly in north Spokane for Ellie’s Bridge Club, a nod to the group’s director, Ellie Lund. The Wednesday sessions held at Country Homes Christian …
Tue., July 15, 2014, 9:14 a.m.
Officials: I-5 bridge collapse caused by regulatory failures
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says that insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Shawn Vestal: U-District bridge can be more than just infrastructure
Some people are already calling it a bridge to nowhere. But critics of the city’s proposed pedestrian bridge – connecting the university district to East Sprague – are suffering from …
Sat., July 27, 2013
Bridge master plays it forward
It’s a card game for an older generation, but Brenda Simpson, 72, is on a mission to interest Spokane Valley kids in bridge. “These kids are like sponges,” she said …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 11:07 a.m.
Welding sparks started Taylor Bridge fire
OLYMPIA — The Department of Natural Resources has concluded that an August wildfire that caused $11 million damage was caused by sparks from welding or cutting work on a bridge …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2012, 7:19 p.m.
Portland-Vancouver bridge gets fast-track status
PORTLAND — A controversial bridge project linking the cities of Vancouver, Wash., and Portland has received “expedited” status from President Barack Obama, a move that’s largely bureaucratic and the impact …
Fri., Feb. 4, 2011
Travel way narrowed on park span
Riverfront Park officials have blocked the sidewalks along the powder blue bridge overlooking Spokane Falls after engineers determined the edges of the span no longer can be assured of holding …
Fri., July 31, 2009
Freya bridge work enters next phase
Truella Stone often witnessed car crashes during slick conditions in front of her store along Freya Street Cars driving over a railroad bridge struggled to stop at the light at …
Fri., Oct. 24, 2008
Officials promote University District
Even in tough economic times, the University District will be at the center of economic growth in Spokane, representatives of local government, universities and businesses asserted Thursday. Officials touted recent …
Fri., Oct. 10, 2008
Railroad bridge passes check
A weight restriction has been lifted at the Larson Beach Road railroad bridge south of Loon Lake. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway placed the three-ton weight limit on the bridge …