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Post Street Bridge


As seen from the Monroe Street Bridge

Water is seen spilling over the Washington Water Power Dam.

Photo taken by Quinn Phelan in November 2005


BH Photo #130611

Street View 


Concrete arch bridge over Spokane River on Post Street in Spokane
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Open to traffic
Built 1917; rehabilitated and widened 1937. Originally built with 2 arches; third arch added in 1937. This bridge collapsed in 1915 during construction.
- Alfred D. Butler (Engineer)
- B.J. Garnett (Engineer)
- Morton McCartney (City Engineer)
- N.J. Tubbs (Engineer)
- Olson & Johnson Co. (Contractor)
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 258.9 ft.
Total length: 333.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+47.66210, -117.42423   (decimal degrees)
47°39'44" N, 117°25'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/468148/5278832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spokane NW
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory number
BH 34554 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2021: New photo from Dave King
  • April 6, 2017: New photos from Mike Goff
  • October 7, 2015: New photo from Kyle Jarvis
  • August 25, 2011: New photo from Quinn Phelan
  • December 18, 2008: New photo from Quinn Phelan

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Post Street Bridge
Posted March 29, 2021, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)


You can always do a public records request with the City of Spokane or the Washington State Department of Transportation to request bridge drawings. Sometimes it is difficult to get access to the actual plans, but since the bridge is being replaced it might be worth trying.



Post Street Bridge
Posted March 26, 2021, by Sam Ross Sigholz (samsigholz [at] yahoo [dot] com)

by any chance do you know if there's a way to find the blueprints for this bridge (Post Street bridge in Spokane)?