Spokane in Spokane County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Post Street Bridge
Wooden bridge replaced by steel bridge A.D. 1893
Present concrete bridge erected A.D. 1917
M. Macartney A.D. Butler
N.J. Tubbs B.J. Garnett
Olson & Johnson Co. Contractors
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 47° 39.747′ N, 117° 25.489′ W. Marker is in Spokane, Washington, in Spokane County. Marker is at the intersection of North Lincoln Street (North Post Street) and West Bridge Avenue (West Summit Parkway), on the left when traveling south on North Lincoln Street (North Post Street). Marker is mounted on the subject bridge railing, at the northeast corner of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spokane WA 99201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Fire of 1889 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Street Substation (about 600 feet away); Spokane's Electric Streetcars (about 600 feet away); Canada Island Resolution (about 700 Monroe Bridge (about 700 feet away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spokane County Conservation Futures Program (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spokane River (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spokane.
Also see . . . Post Street Bridge. The first bridge at this location was built in 1885 and was a wooden structure. It did not last long: in 1893 is was replaced by an extremely unusual bridge that looked like a metal truss, but was described by its builder, the San Francisco Bridge Company, as a hinged arch bridge. In 1917, an attempt to replace the 1893 bridge took place with the construction of a concrete arch bridge. However, during construction the concrete arch, which was still being supported by wooden falsework, collapsed completely. Another attempt to build a concrete arch bridge was made in the same year and this time was successful, and the bridge opened later that year. (Submitted on April 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.