Stories tagged: bridge
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 9:20 p.m.
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.
Fri., May 17, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
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, 4:16 p.m.
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, 7:36 p.m.
Two trucks were wedged under train overpasses in three days in Spokane, most recently Thursday, according to Spokane Police.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
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, 7:32 p.m.
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 …
Thu., July 26, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
An environmental group is appealing an Idaho Department of Lands encroachment permit granted for a BNSF Railway Co. bridge.
Thu., July 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
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, 10:30 p.m.
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, 6:36 a.m.
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, 8:33 p.m.
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, …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018
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, …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
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, 6:29 a.m.
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, 1:04 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
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 …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
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 …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
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, 4:44 p.m.
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.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Vancouver City Council on Monday night supported an effort to declare replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge a project of statewide significance.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
State officials hope to replace, rather than abandon, a 90-year-old bridge considered vital to the Olympic Peninsula.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
A woman received apparently minor injuries after driving onto the wrong side of a bridge barrier and rolling down a steep embankment Monday afternoon.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Traffic on Interstate 90 drove over the newly constructed avalanche bridge just east of Snoqualmie Pass for the first time Tuesday.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that prosecutors must provide a group of media organizations access to a list of individuals who were linked to the alleged conspiracy to close …