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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019, 6:51 p.m.

Group gathers on Monroe Street Bridge to celebrate possibility of addiction recovery

In its third year, Hands Across the Falls drew a large crowd, despite the cold weather, to celebrate addiction recovery and to remember those who didn’t make it.


Monroe Street bridge will remain open this weekend as city postpones closure

Spokane city officials have postponed the temporary closure of the Monroe Street Bridge and adjacent streets this weekend due to weather forecasts calling for cold temperatures and rain.


Getting There: The Monroe Street Bridge – all three of them – have stood the test of time

The concrete span connecting the west end of downtown with the north side has a storied history that began with a wooden structure in 1888. Cable cars, horse-drawn carriages and …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Fire crews unable to recover woman’s body from raging Spokane River

Spokane firefighters tried for several hours Tuesday morning to recover the body of a woman who reportedly jumped from the Monroe Street Bridge. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the call …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Police reopen Monroe Street Bridge after brief closure on reports of suicidal male

Police closed the Monroe Street Bridge briefly Wednesday afternoon to negotiate with a reported suicidal male with a gun underneath the bridge’s south side.


Then and Now: The steel Monroe Street Bridge, 1892-1909

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 …


Woman reports attempted abduction on Centennial Trial

A woman walking along the Centennial Trail near the Monroe Street Bridge told Spokane Police on Monday that an unknown male came up from behind her and tried to abduct …


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Emergency crews converge on Monroe Street Bridge after man spotted swimming in river

A man drew heavy emergency crew presence to the Monroe Street Bridge Thursday morning after he was spotted swimming in the fast-moving Spokane River


Man injured in fall remains at Sacred Heart

The man critically injured in a fall last Thursday near the southeast side of the Monroe Street Bridge remains a patient at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane Fire Chief …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Man critically injured in fall near Monroe Street Bridge

A man was critically injured Thursday morning after he fell from or near the Monroe Street Bridge.


Loop trail to link Peaceful Valley to Centennial Trail

A South Gorge Trail through Peaceful Valley would create a 5-kilometer loop between Riverfront Park to the Sandifur Bridge and back.


Getting There: Signal goes in at north end of Monroe bridge

Two projects at the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge are going to cause traffic slowdowns


Landmarks: Monroe Street bridge’s bison skull sculptures have Canada connection

The bison skull replicas on the Monroe Street Bridge were modeled after a real bison skull discovered in Alberta by a Spokane politician and attorney.


100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds line Monroe Street Bridge to see illuminated falls

From our archives, 100 years ago Crowds lined both rails of the Monroe Street Bridge to see a new and exciting spectacle: The electrical illumination of the Spokane River waterfalls.


100 years ago in Spokane: S-R fishing columnist raves about the Spokane River

Anglers were preparing for the opening of the fishing season, and The Spokesman-Review’s fishing correspondent boasted that “probably no city in the entire country is surrounded by so many fishing …


Traffic light in works for crossing at Kendall Yards

A potentially dangerous intersection in Spokane is about to get a new traffic light. Development of Kendall Yards on the north bank of the Spokane River is bringing an increase …


Color Run to close Monroe Street, Post Street bridges Sunday

Sunday’s Color Run 5K and a handful of road projects early next week will close several downtown bridges over the next few days. On Sunday, the Color Run course will …


Road work, Color Run to close downtown bridges

The Maple, Monroe and Post street bridges will be closed periodically over the next few days to accommodate a 5K run and several road projects.


Getting There: Marshall gravel mine worries neighbors

Rock mining in the Marshall area of southwest Spokane County is putting dozens of heavy loads on Cheney-Spokane Road, and residents of the area said they are concerned about public …


Monroe Street Bridge will reopen for Friday commute

The bridge has been closed to foot and car traffic since June 3 as road crews installed drains and piping for a stormwater retention project.


Getting There: LED lights being installed on Interstate 90

A project to replace freeway lighting in downtown Spokane is going to save the Washington State Department of Transportation a lot of money on energy and maintenance costs, at the …


Restaurants aim to make detour worth the effort

Restaurants in the vicinity of the Monroe Street Bridge are luring customers around the construction with special deals. The bridge is closed to cars and walkers through June 17 while …


Getting There: Francis Avenue renovation gets into high gear

Road construction has moved into northwest Spokane in a major way with work on the state Highway 291 route along Francis Avenue west of Division Street and then northward on …


Lauding connections

Spokane Parks worker Mike Aho heard all sorts of guesses from colleagues about how many bridges cross the Spokane River between Monroe Street and the University District. But none were …


Spokane River Bridge Walk draws about 150 people

About 150 people showed up to the annual Spokane River Bridge Walk Saturday mornging.


Woman who jumped from Monroe bridge rescued from river

A woman was rescued Wednesday from the Spokane River after surviving a 135-foot jump off the Monroe Street Bridge. As soon as she lept from the west side railing at …


Woman rescued after jump from Monroe bridge

A water search and rescue operation was launched this morning after a woman jumped off the Monroe Street Bridge and survived the fall.


Bystander rushed suicidal man before plunge

Eyewitnesses to a suicide Monday evening in Spokane said a bystander charged at the man who was threatening to jump and pulled him off the outer retaining wall of the …


Man jumps off Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane

A man jumped to his death from the Monroe Street Bridge in downtown Spokane this evening.


Photos: Monroe Street structure bridges past and present

The life of the Monroe Street Bridge spans much more than just the Spokane River. Destroyed by fire and resurrected as a steel structure in the early 1890s, it was …