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If you’re looking to linger above the Spokane River, watching spectacular and imposing waterfalls crash up- and downstream of you in the middle of downtown, without a single car buzzing by, you might want to hurry down to the Post Street Bridge now, before it’s too late.
Bloomsday started in 1977 with a field of 1,198 runners. Before that, runners competed in the 6-mile Spokane Road Race on the hilly roads of Glenrose and Moran prairies. This year will mark the first time Bloomsday has not taken place on the first Sunday in May, with the road race pushed to Sept. 20 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Looking to inject life into an economy almost devoid of private investment, the city of Spokane will plow ahead with $80 million in construction projects this summer.
Jeremy Miles spends most days behind a desk at HDR Engineering in Spokane. But he spent a recent Wednesday suspended midair off the side of the Latah Creek Bridge.
In two visits to Post Street Ale House, two servers said most drinks are half off, and no food is on the Happy Hour menu. That’s a bummer because the nachos, fried pickles and fish and chips are comfort food highlights.
Friday at 4 p.m., the news came down the pike: the Post Street Bridge near Spokane City Hall was closed. A structural analysis had deemed the 102-year-old bridge unsafe for cars, and barricades were erected allowing just pedestrians and bicyclists to pass.
The city of Spokane on Friday closed the Post Street bridge to all motor vehicles, citing a structural analysis which found the aging span can’t safely hold that much weight. Pedestrians and bicyclists can continue to use the center of the bridge, though the sidewalks are off-limits.
Spokane’s drivers will have to wait at least two years before they see a new Post Street Bridge after higher-than-budgeted costs pushed construction back a year.
Businessman W.G. Willis bought the southwest corner of Post Street and Riverside Avenue from pioneer land developers A.M. Cannon and J.J. Browne in 1886. He began building the three-story Falls City Building.
Two Lime scooters have been found in the Spokane River.
The rising cost of steel worldwide and the historic value of concrete poured 100 years ago has led to an unexpected change in the project replacing the Post Street Bridge: its historic arches will remain.
The city has selected a company to design and build a new Post Street Bridge at a cost of $13.5 million.
The Garland business district is quickly becoming the mural capital of Spokane.
A man who was injured after jumping out of a burning home late Tuesday night was released the same night and is in good condition, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Shaeffer said. Firefighters responded to a fire at 1714 N Post St. at about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The fire started in the home’s kitchen and spread to other parts of the house. The man, who was trapped on the second floor, jumped out of the building and was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released. His roommate identified him as Paul Ellery.
A union demanded an investigation into the collapse of the Post Street bridge, which killed three workers, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported on Feb. 10, 1917.
A man was found dead on the sidewalk outside the Carlyle Care Center at 206 S. Post St. Thursday evening.
Work on the Post Street bridge was stopped until further notice, because to proceed “would be criminal,” said the city engineer. Two workers, including the project superintendent, Dave Cullen, died when the falsework supporting the structure collapsed and sent dozens of men into the icy Spokane River. A third man, previously missing and believed dead, had been found alive. Yet many others were still in the hospital with serious injuries.
Tragedy struck at the Post Street bridge construction project when the “falsework” – temporary framework – collapsed, sending up to 30 workers into the icy torrent.
Firefighters spent an hour Tuesday morning searching for a man who reportedly fell into the Spokane River near the Post Street bridge.
From our archives, 100 years ago The head gate operator at the Washington Water Power dam in Spokane was “astounded” when a wet, streaming apparition suddenly appeared on the platform.