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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Barker Road Bridge open to traffic

After two years of construction, the Barker Road Bridge in Spokane Valley opened to traffic at 5 p.m. Monday. The contractor, Morgen and Oswood Construction of Great Falls, Mont., still has to remove a work bridge that is blocking river access. In an interview last week cosntruction company president Greg Oswood said he anticipates having the work bridge removed by July 9. There is a reduced speed limit of 20 mph in place over the bridge until the last of the work is complete.

Firefighters make 460 responses

A river rescue was the most dramatic of 460 Spokane Valley Fire Department responses in a two-week period that ended Wednesday night. Nearby residents called firefighters at 3:35 p.m. Sunday when they heard a 23-year-old Post Falls woman cry for help as she clung to the pilings of a temporary Barker Road bridge. The woman had been attempting to reach a channel along the north bank of the Spokane River when her vinyl raft lodged against the bridge.

Sorry, folks, but on this one I’m a bridge to no answers

Connecting with my readers is such a joy, especially the sweet ones who are under a delusion that I can actually do something about their problems. Some headaches, I’m sorry to confess, are beyond even the scope of my bluster.