Monroe Street Bridge, Spokane

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The Monroe Street Bridge is a deck arch bridge in the northwestern United States that spans the Spokane River in Spokane, Washington. It was built 109 years ago in 1911 by the city of Spokane, and was designed by city engineer John Chester Ralston, assisted in construction supervision by Morton McCarthy (and by assistant engineers J. F. Greene and P.F. Kennedy) with ornamentation provided by the firm of Kirtland Kelsey Cutter and Karl G. Malmgren as part of Cutter & Malmgren.
At completion, it was the largest concrete arch bridge in the U.S. and the third longest in the world. After more than ninety years of service, it was closed in January 2003 for restoration and reopened in September 2005.
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  • The Spokane River valley is a beautiful place, and one of the jewels connected to it is the Munroe Street Bridge. It's beautiful to look at, but it's also a beautiful way to cross from one part of...  more »
  • Beautiful Views on this very functional Bridge! The Monroe street bridge will allow glimpses of the gorgeous river below.  more »
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  • I was born in Spokane. I visit the bridge weekly at least. The Spokane river falls rush under this bridge from February to October. The Winter is low flow but still Impressive. Spokane was one of the first cities to have electric street lights powered by the hydro electric plant just above the falls. The plant can be seen from Post street near River Front Park.
  • The Monroe Street Bridge allows one to start on the south side of the Spokane River and walk east on trails that lead to nice views from different spots on the river. You can connect up and walk on other bridges going north and then heading west and walking the Monroe Street Bridge from this side heading south. Nice views on both sides of the bridge. To the west down the falls and to the east up river towards downtown Spokane,

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