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Spokane River reopened at Sullivan Bridge

Sullivan Road bridge reconstruction -- workers maneuver on a temporary bridge on the downstream side of the main bridge in this Feb. 14, 2015, view with the river running at 20,000 cfs. (Tanner Grant)
Sullivan Road bridge reconstruction -- workers maneuver on a temporary bridge on the downstream side of the main bridge in this Feb. 14, 2015, view with the river running at 20,000 cfs. (Tanner Grant)

PADDLING -- The Spokane River in the vicinity of the Sullivan Road Bridge Replacement project has been reopened to floaters. 

The river had been closed since Feb. 2 for safety reasons related to construction of the new (west) bridge. The stretch was reopened Thursday.

For safety, red and green markers have been placed identifying the channel in which river users must remain while passing through the construction zone below the Sullivan Road bridges. 

City officials say river users should observe all appropriate safety precautions, wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vests and be aware of local river conditions. 

The Spokane River Forum's Water Trail web page offers safety tips and river flow information.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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