Stories tagged: Monroe Street Bridge
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Emergency crews converge on Monroe Street Bridge after man spotted swimming in river
A man drew heavy emergency crew presence to the Monroe Street Bridge Thursday morning after he was spotted swimming in the fast-moving Spokane River
Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Man injured in fall remains at Sacred Heart
The man critically injured in a fall last Thursday near the southeast side of the Monroe Street Bridge remains a patient at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane Fire Chief …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Man critically injured in fall near Monroe Street Bridge
A man was critically injured Thursday morning after he fell from or near the Monroe Street Bridge.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
Loop trail to link Peaceful Valley to Centennial Trail
A South Gorge Trail through Peaceful Valley would create a 5-kilometer loop between Riverfront Park to the Sandifur Bridge and back.
Mon., May 9, 2016
Getting There: Signal goes in at north end of Monroe bridge
Two projects at the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge are going to cause traffic slowdowns
Wed., March 30, 2016
Landmarks: Monroe Street bridge’s bison skull sculptures have Canada connection
The bison skull replicas on the Monroe Street Bridge were modeled after a real bison skull discovered in Alberta by a Spokane politician and attorney.
Tue., March 29, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds line Monroe Street Bridge to see illuminated falls
From our archives, 100 years ago Crowds lined both rails of the Monroe Street Bridge to see a new and exciting spectacle: The electrical illumination of the Spokane River waterfalls.
Sat., March 26, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: S-R fishing columnist raves about the Spokane River
Anglers were preparing for the opening of the fishing season, and The Spokesman-Review’s fishing correspondent boasted that “probably no city in the entire country is surrounded by so many fishing …
Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
Traffic light in works for crossing at Kendall Yards
A potentially dangerous intersection in Spokane is about to get a new traffic light. Development of Kendall Yards on the north bank of the Spokane River is bringing an increase …
Sat., Aug. 3, 2013
Color Run to close Monroe Street, Post Street bridges Sunday
Sunday’s Color Run 5K and a handful of road projects early next week will close several downtown bridges over the next few days. On Sunday, the Color Run course will …
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013, 6 a.m.
Road work, Color Run to close downtown bridges
The Maple, Monroe and Post street bridges will be closed periodically over the next few days to accommodate a 5K run and several road projects.
Mon., July 15, 2013
Getting There: Marshall gravel mine worries neighbors
Rock mining in the Marshall area of southwest Spokane County is putting dozens of heavy loads on Cheney-Spokane Road, and residents of the area said they are concerned about public …
Thu., June 13, 2013, 3:44 p.m.
Monroe Street Bridge will reopen for Friday commute
The bridge has been closed to foot and car traffic since June 3 as road crews installed drains and piping for a stormwater retention project.
Mon., June 10, 2013
Getting There: LED lights being installed on Interstate 90
A project to replace freeway lighting in downtown Spokane is going to save the Washington State Department of Transportation a lot of money on energy and maintenance costs, at the …
Fri., June 7, 2013
Restaurants aim to make detour worth the effort
Restaurants in the vicinity of the Monroe Street Bridge are luring customers around the construction with special deals. The bridge is closed to cars and walkers through June 17 while …
Mon., June 3, 2013
Getting There: Francis Avenue renovation gets into high gear
Road construction has moved into northwest Spokane in a major way with work on the state Highway 291 route along Francis Avenue west of Division Street and then northward on …
Sun., June 3, 2012
Spokane Parks worker Mike Aho heard all sorts of guesses from colleagues about how many bridges cross the Spokane River between Monroe Street and the University District. But none were …
Sat., June 2, 2012, 2:19 p.m.
Spokane River Bridge Walk draws about 150 people
About 150 people showed up to the annual Spokane River Bridge Walk Saturday mornging.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2011, 9 a.m.
Woman who jumped from Monroe bridge rescued from river
A woman was rescued Wednesday from the Spokane River after surviving a 135-foot jump off the Monroe Street Bridge. As soon as she lept from the west side railing at …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2011, 10:29 a.m.
Woman rescued after jump from Monroe bridge
A water search and rescue operation was launched this morning after a woman jumped off the Monroe Street Bridge and survived the fall.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2011
Bystander rushed suicidal man before plunge
Eyewitnesses to a suicide Monday evening in Spokane said a bystander charged at the man who was threatening to jump and pulled him off the outer retaining wall of the …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2011, 6:46 p.m.
Man jumps off Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane
A man jumped to his death from the Monroe Street Bridge in downtown Spokane this evening.
Mon., July 18, 2011
Photos: Monroe Street structure bridges past and present
The life of the Monroe Street Bridge spans much more than just the Spokane River. Destroyed by fire and resurrected as a steel structure in the early 1890s, it was …
Thu., Dec. 30, 2010
Gondola aids rescue of man near river
Spokane rescue crews used a car from the Riverfront Park Skyride to bring a man up from the river’s edge near the Monroe Street Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. Patrons at …
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010
City attorneys will defend officers in federal civil suit
Two Spokane police officers named in a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was stunned by police with a Taser just prior to jumping from the Monroe …
Tue., July 27, 2010
Lawsuit filed over jump from bridge
Attorneys have filed a $4.7 million federal civil suit against the Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff’s Department for their failed attempt to keep a mentally ill man from …
Mon., July 26, 2010, 7:55 p.m.
Lawsuit filed in Monroe Street Bridge suicide
Attorneys on Monday filed a $4.7 million federal civil suit against the Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office for their failed attempt to keep a mentally-ill man from …
Thu., Aug. 6, 2009
River scare stalls traffic
Emergency personnel responded in force Wednesday morning onto and under the Monroe Street Bridge after someone riding the Riverfront Park Skyride reported seeing a bicycle next to the Spokane River. …