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Stories tagged: bridge

Getting There: Altamont Street again open below low railroad bridge

Six minutes after 9 a.m. on Oct. 23, a northbound semi-truck collided with the south side of the Altamont bridge. Nearly a month passed before Altamont reopened below the bridge, …

100 years ago in the Inland Northwest: Car bridge over Columbia opens; striking miners return to work

The first auto suspension bridge over the Columbia River was opened near Chelan Falls, a few miles above Wenatchee.

UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Driver ticketed for wedging truck beneath Stevens Street railroad bridge

Folks might consider early retirement if they had a nickel for each time a tall truck has collided with the not-so-tall Stevens Street railroad viaduct in downtown Spokane.

City closes Post Street bridge to motor vehicles after structural analysis; bikes and pedestrians OK

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. …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Dog dies after jumping from Manito Park bridge

The city is considering reviewing safety measures around a stone bridge in Manito Park after a dog jumped off the side and died from injuries, according to KXLY.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018

Two trucks get stuck under Spokane railroad overpasses this week

Two trucks were wedged under train overpasses in three days in Spokane, most recently Thursday, according to Spokane Police.

City agrees to move driving speed feedback sign on Maple Street amid outcry from West Central neighborhood

The sign was installed at the end of last summer at a location two blocks north of where the neighborhood wanted it. After making several pleas to move the sign …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws …

Idaho environmental group appeals BNSF bridge permit

An environmental group is appealing an Idaho Department of Lands encroachment permit granted for a BNSF Railway Co. bridge.

Utility bills will pay for Howard Street bridge construction in Riverfront Park

The city had originally intended to use utility dollars to replace the so-called “Blue Bridge” in Riverfront Park, but that replacement was determined not to be needed. Instead, green bond …

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

New city hall one of many signs of progress, Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins says

Spokane Valley is poised for growth with a balanced budget, a new city hall building and infrastructure improvements to lure new businesses to the city, Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins …

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018

Spokane City Council names pedestrian span ‘University District Gateway Bridge’

The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted the name that has been used as a placeholder for the long-promised span spilling into the bustling University District.

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Fallen bridge: As victims are found officials seek answers

A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing at least four people, …

Naming the new bridge in Spokane’s U District is down to a shortlist of suggestions

After months of soliciting names and working the recommending power of social media, five names for the walking and bicycling bridge connecting Spokane’s University District to East Sprague Avenue over …

Getting There: Name this bridge that will become the University District’s gateway

The city of Spokane is currently seeking recommendations for what will become the University District Gateway Bridge’s true and official name. The call has been put out, by tweet, email, …

100 years ago in North Idaho: Coeur d’Alene River overflows, aweeping away bridges from Cataldo to Harrison

The Coeur d’Alene River surged over its banks and swept away every county bridge from Cataldo to Harrison. “Rivermen and loggers are battling the most treacherous series of log jams …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017

Pedestrian bridge rises in Spokane’s University District

When complete, the $12 million suspension bridge will have a 120-foot-tall arch and connect downtown with the East Central neighborhood.

UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

High bids make WSDOT back off Colfax bridge repairs

The Washington state Department of Transportation has put its plans to rebuild two northern Colfax bridges on the back burner after a bid for the repairs went well above the …

Inslee urges Southwest Washington to agree on an I-5 Bridge effort

Despite a lukewarm response from across the river after Washington lawmakers approved a measure to address the chronically congested crossing over the Columbia River, Gov. Jay Inslee is hopeful Oregon …

Prosecutors: Man pushed off bridge into Flathead River

A 26-year-old man pushed another man into the Flathead River from a bridge last week after the victim reportedly made an inappropriate remark about his girlfriend, prosecutors in northwestern Montana …

Washington Legislature passes Columbia River bridge bill, but Oregon lawmakers busy

Last week, a bill addressing the Interstate 5 bridge between Washington and Oregon sailed out of the Washington Senate. But the message Washington lawmakers tried to send across the river …

Second bridge to be built over Lake Pend Oreille

A railway company is moving forward with design and engineering for a second bridge over Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

Two workers injured in fall from Portland bridge

Fire crews rescued two workers after one of the men fell 40 feet from scaffolding while painting Portland’s Ross Island Bridge and struck the other worker on his way down.

City of Vancouver backs I-5 Bridge replacement resolution

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Vancouver City Council on Monday night supported an effort to declare replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge a project of statewide significance.

Replacement is preferred option for Elwha River bridge

State officials hope to replace, rather than abandon, a 90-year-old bridge considered vital to the Olympic Peninsula.

Driver injured after missing Sunset Highway bridge, rolling down embankment

A woman received apparently minor injuries after driving onto the wrong side of a bridge barrier and rolling down a steep embankment Monday afternoon.

Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge; boys survive

A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are …

Elwha River bridge could need replacement after dam removal

The U.S. Highway 101 bridge over the Elwha River could need replacement or retrofitting now that two dams have been removed, allowing the now-wild river to erode the riverbed under …

Charges filed after video showed a Washington mother cheering as her son was thrown off bridge

A man accused of throwing a 4-year-old boy 27 feet into the Wynoochee River in Washington state, and the mother who cheered on while it happened, are now facing reckless …

New I-90 bridge opens near Snoqualmie Pass

Traffic on Interstate 90 drove over the newly constructed avalanche bridge just east of Snoqualmie Pass for the first time Tuesday.