Stories tagged: bridges
Mon., Feb. 3, 2020
Then and Now: East Trent Bridge – about to be replaced – once set the standard for bridges in Spokane
The city built the concrete East Olive Avenue Bridge, now the East Trent Bridge, with city laborers and completed it in 1910 for more than $100,000.
Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
The Latah Creek bridge, also known as the Sunset Boulevard bridge, was built after the Monroe Street Bridge in downtown and features a similar design. It was constructed in large …
Sun., May 19, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: City Commissioner tells Inland Empire Employers Association new bridge needed to relieve congestion
Speaking to the Inland Empire Employers Association luncheon meeting, Spokane City Commissioner Leonard Funk said that in the near future Spokane must have a new bridge west of Monroe Street …
Mon., April 1, 2019
The Maple Street Bridge, which opened to traffic on July 1, 1958, is 1,716 feet long, towering 125 feet above the Spokane River, and its road surface is 50 feet …
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019
Earlier this month, the
Mon., May 7, 2018
The first Monroe Street bridge, built by Spokane Cable Railway and partners, cost $42,000 and opened in 1889. Two other iterations followed, the last being the concrete bridge we see …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018
Spokane’s numerous pedestrian bridges are not at risk of collapse, according to officials at the Washington state Department of Transportation and city of Spokane.
Sat., March 10, 2018
Along the Oregon Coast on the Pacific Coast Highway 101, there are 11 historic and beautiful bridges that deserve to be explored and photographed.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Washington’s roads and bridges need nearly $140 billion in investments, but it’s unclear what Eastern Washington could get out of President Trump’s infrastructure plan.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Another voice has joined the conversation about tolls on Portland-area freeways. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., sent a letter to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Friday asking for Washington to have …
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017
The state will spend more than $8 billion in the next two years on roads, bridges and mass transit projects with about $127 million of it coming to Spokane County.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017
Lawmakers across the U.S. have approved new proposals this year to pay for transportation improvements, including tax hikes, vehicle fee increases and bond packages. Those measures extended an existing trend …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017
Spokane County officials predict the total cost of repairing flood-damaged roads and bridges will climb to $9 million.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017
Washington needs some $190 billion in infrastructure improvements over the next 20 years and must be ready to take advantage of any new federal program to help rebuild them, a …
Sun., March 5, 2017
The government has to consult with the people before irreversibly damming our rivers or excavating our towns. This can be maddening, but also one of the things that makes America …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
With President Donald Trump promising to rebuild crumbling U.S. highways, bridges and buildings, states have begun submitting lists of priority projects in need of funding. About 40 states have responded …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Garco Construction, which has already completed several multimillion-dollar public works projects throughout Spokane, entered the low bid to build a pedestrian bridge in the University District. Some have criticized the …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Four experts examined the wreckage of the Division Street Bridge, in which five people were killed, and blamed “granulation or crystallization of one of …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The Division Street Bridge collapse, which killed five, dominated the news the day after the disaster.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago One of the deadliest accidents in Spokane history occurred when the Division Street Bridge collapsed into the icy Spokane River just after 6 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 7, 2015
House passes long-overdue transportation package, with Ex-Im Bank hitching a ride.
Fri., May 15, 2015
A planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be named after hockey great Gordie Howe. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the …
Sun., March 29, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago “Dead Man’s Curve,” on the road to Palouse about 8 miles east of Colfax, claimed two new victims.
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014
Spokane Valley is backing away from the idea of a new Interstate 90 overpass near University Road. Initially viewed as a potential option to help ease worsening
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
A project strengthening the Greene Street Bridge will cost more than three times as much as was originally estimated, forcing the city to divert $1.4 million that could have been …
Mon., Oct. 28, 2013
Drivers frustrated with long lines getting off Interstate 90 westbound at Liberty Lake should be seeing traffic move more freely thanks to a new roundabout where the exit, Harvard Road …
Mon., Oct. 21, 2013
All-terrain vehicle enthusiasts are pushing to get more access to local roads, including roads in unincorporated Spokane County. But Spokane County commissioners last week said they are initially reluctant to …
Sun., July 7, 2013
Perhaps lost in the recent debate about a proposed pedestrian bridge in Spokane’s University District is its massiveness. It wouldn’t be an inconspicuous walkway like the three pedestrian bridges over …
Wed., May 29, 2013
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – One of three people who ended up in the chilly Skagit River after a bridge collapsed in Washington says she can’t swim and credits her husband …
Mon., May 27, 2013
SEATTLE – Federal investigators used 3-D laser scans Sunday to study what remained of a collapsed Washington bridge as Gov. Jay Inslee announced temporary spans will be installed across the …