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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Shawn Vestal: Surely Spokane needs a better name for new bridge

The names proposed for Spokane’s new bridge – with the exception of a proposal to use Salish for “Spokane Way,” – are dispiriting illustrations of how a government committee can smother creativity with consensus, stripping away personality, individuality and local color so thoroughly that everyone can finally agree not to care about it at all.

University District pedestrian bridge would link campus to South Side

The city of Spokane held an open house about the University District Bridge on Thursday presenting the $12 million to $13 million pedestrian bridge that would span Martin Luther King Jr. Way and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe tracks just south of the Riverpoint Campus. The pedestrian bridge would connect the location of Washington State University’s rapidly expanding College of Medical Sciences north of the tracks with the neighborhood south of the tracks.