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PHOTOS: 'Structurally Deficient' bridges in the Spokane Area

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

With the Spokane River running through downtown, there are no shortage of bridges in the Spokane area. Some of those bridges have been around for more than 100 years and there are efforts to bring those bridges up to code soon before it's too late. 

According to Transportation for America, citing Federal Highway Administration data, there are many bridges in our area that are in good condition, but there are also a few that are considered "Structurally Deficient" and thousands of cars drive across them every day. Structurally deficient bridges are still considered safe to drive on, but some of them now carry weight restrictions due to their condition. 

There are actually 14 bridges within a ten mile radius of downtown Spokane that Transportation for America deems as structurally deficient. They are:

1.) Mullan Road overpass on I-90. 

  • This bridge was built in 1975 and has more than 13,000 cars travel over it every day. 

2.) Trent Bridge east of Hamilton

  • This bridge was built in 1910 and has more than 10,000 cars pass over it every day. 

3.) 3rd Avenue & Westbound I-90 Ramp

  • This bridge was built in 1971 and sees more than 4700 cars per day. 

4.) SR 290 W-W Ramp

  • Located next to the 3rd Avenue and Westbound I-90 ramp, this bridge was built in 1974 and also sees more than 4700 cars per day

5.) 3rd Avenue & I-90 eastbound ramp

  • Built in 1970, this bridge sees nearly 5500 cars per day. 

6.) Arthur St. Bridge

  • The Arthur Street bridge crosses I-90 and sees nearly 6,200 cars per day. It was built in 1970

7.) Sherman Street Bridge

  • The Sherman Street Bridge also crosses I-90 and was built at the same time as the Arthur Street Bridge. It has 7800 cars per day cross over it. 

8.) Post Street Bridge

  • The Post Street Bridge was built nearly 100 years ago in 1917 and crosses over the Spokane river in downtown. There are now weight restrictions in place to travel over it, which about 2100 cars per day do. 

9.) I-90 @ Inland Empire Way

  • This bridge was built in 1963 and has nearly 35,000 cars travel over it every day. 

10.) I-90 @ Hangman Creek

  • This bridge was built in 1963 and has nearly 35,000 cars travel over it every day. 

11.) Highway 195 @ I-90

  • This overpass connecting Highway 195 and I-90 was built in 1963 and sees 4300 cars a day use it. 

12.) Lindeke Street Bridge

  • The Lindeke Street Bridge was built in 1962 and goes over I-90. It has around 1500 cars per day use it. 

13.) Rosamond Avenue Bridge

  • Located just west of the Lindeke Street Bridge, the Rosamond Avenue Bridge was also built in 1962 and sees around 600 cars per day. 

14.) Cheney-Spokane Road @ Marshall Creek

  • Located in the small community of Marshall in southwest Spokane County, this bridge was built in 1949 and has around 3300 cars use it every day. 

These are all of the bridges within a 10 mile radius of downtown Spokane. If you'd like to see if any bridges are in poor shape where you live, you can use Transportation for America's Bridge finder here. 

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