Stories tagged: bridges
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Washington transportation budget has $127 million for Spokane projects
The state will spend more than $8 billion in the next two years on roads, bridges and mass transit projects with about $127 million of it coming to Spokane County.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Crumbling roads and bridges bring higher taxes and fees
Lawmakers across the U.S. have approved new proposals this year to pay for transportation improvements, including tax hikes, vehicle fee increases and bond packages. Those measures extended an existing trend …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
$9 million may be needed to repair flood-damaged roads in Spokane County
Spokane County officials predict the total cost of repairing flood-damaged roads and bridges will climb to $9 million.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Coalition says Washington needs $190 billion for better infrastructure
Washington needs some $190 billion in infrastructure improvements over the next 20 years and must be ready to take advantage of any new federal program to help rebuild them, a …
Sun., March 5, 2017
Charles Lane: Democracy a roadblock to rebuilding
The government has to consult with the people before irreversibly damming our rivers or excavating our towns. This can be maddening, but also one of the things that makes America …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
States send Trump wish-lists for promised roads-and-bridges plan
With President Donald Trump promising to rebuild crumbling U.S. highways, bridges and buildings, states have begun submitting lists of priority projects in need of funding. About 40 states have responded …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Garco Construction in line to build University District pedestrian bridge for $9.5 million
Garco Construction, which has already completed several multimillion-dollar public works projects throughout Spokane, entered the low bid to build a pedestrian bridge in the University District. Some have criticized the …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Cause emerges for Division Street Bridge collapse
From our archives, 100 years ago Four experts examined the wreckage of the Division Street Bridge, in which five people were killed, and blamed “granulation or crystallization of one of …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds swarm scene of Division Street bridge collapse
From our archives, 100 years ago The Division Street Bridge collapse, which killed five, dominated the news the day after the disaster.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: 5 killed when Divison Street bridge collapses with two streetcars on top
From our archives, 100 years ago One of the deadliest accidents in Spokane history occurred when the Division Street Bridge collapsed into the icy Spokane River just after 6 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 7, 2015
Editorial: Congress gets moving on transportation, bank
House passes long-overdue transportation package, with Ex-Im Bank hitching a ride.
Fri., May 15, 2015
Planned US-Canada bridge to be named after Gordie Howe
A planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be named after hockey great Gordie Howe. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the …
Sun., March 29, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago “Dead Man’s Curve,” on the road to Palouse about 8 miles east of Colfax, claimed two new victims.
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014
Spokane Valley won’t pursue University Road I-90 overpass
Spokane Valley is backing away from the idea of a new Interstate 90 overpass near University Road. Initially viewed as a potential option to help ease worsening
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
Greene Street Bridge repairs over budget by $1.4 million
A project strengthening the Greene Street Bridge will cost more than three times as much as was originally estimated, forcing the city to divert $1.4 million that could have been …
Mon., Oct. 28, 2013
Liberty Lake roundabout hosts free-flowing celebration
Drivers frustrated with long lines getting off Interstate 90 westbound at Liberty Lake should be seeing traffic move more freely thanks to a new roundabout where the exit, Harvard Road …
Mon., Oct. 21, 2013
Getting There: Spokane County commissioners skeptical of new ATV law
All-terrain vehicle enthusiasts are pushing to get more access to local roads, including roads in unincorporated Spokane County. But Spokane County commissioners last week said they are initially reluctant to …
Sun., July 7, 2013
Proposed pedestrian bridge would loom large over skyline
Perhaps lost in the recent debate about a proposed pedestrian bridge in Spokane’s University District is its massiveness. It wouldn’t be an inconspicuous walkway like the three pedestrian bridges over …
Wed., May 29, 2013
Couple recounts fall after bridge collapse
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – One of three people who ended up in the chilly Skagit River after a bridge collapsed in Washington says she can’t swim and credits her husband …
Mon., May 27, 2013
I-5 could reopen in three weeks; temporary spans planned
SEATTLE – Federal investigators used 3-D laser scans Sunday to study what remained of a collapsed Washington bridge as Gov. Jay Inslee announced temporary spans will be installed across the …
Sun., May 26, 2013
State, country must learn from collapse, official says
SEATTLE – The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday the bridge collapse in Washington is a wake-up call for the nation. “This is a really significant event, …
Sat., May 25, 2013, 2:39 p.m.
NTSB: I-5 bridge collapse a wake-up call
SEATTLE (AP) — The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said today the bridge collapse in Washington state is a wake-up call for the nation.
Mon., March 4, 2013
Getting There: Officials seek input on plans for trail
For more than 30 years, the eastern section of an old railroad right of way in the heart of Spokane Valley has sat unused. Spokane County bought the land in …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012
New STA center educates riders about paratransit services
Transit riders with disabilities have a new place to go for help getting around Spokane. The Spokane Transit Authority has opened a mobility center at the Plaza, 701 W. Riverside …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012
Getting There: State helps fund Sullivan bridge
The effort to secure funding for a new Sullivan Road Bridge over the Spokane River got a boost last week with the announcement of a $3.5 million grant from the …
Thu., April 5, 2012
Spokane Valley road work about to start
There are only six road and bridge construction projects scheduled for inside the Spokane Valley city limits this year, but three of the projects will impact the city’s busiest streets: …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2012
Getting There: City faces slippery, uphill battle
In the wake of last week’s snowstorm, Spokane City Hall sent out an email Friday about parking on residential streets and arterials. “The city’s Street Department needs your help,” it …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2012
Getting There: Bridge at Sullivan getting fix
Drivers on Sullivan Road at the Spokane River are going to be taking a small detour in coming weeks. The Spokane Valley City Council has approved temporary repairs to the …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2011
Photos: Howard bridge, among first to cross Spokane River
Beginning in 1881 and continuing for most of a century, Howard Street traffic crossed the Spokane River over a series of three bridges – dubbed the Howard, Havermale and Washington …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2011
Getting There: Deficient bridge puts Valley in a fix
The percentage of structurally deficient bridges in Spokane and Kootenai counties is below the national average, but one of those deficient bridges is causing headaches in Spokane Valley. The southbound …