Learn About Plans to Replace the Post Street Bridge

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 3:18 p.m.

Design work is proceeding for the replacement of the Post Street Bridge in downtown Spokane. Information on current plans for the bridge will be available at the Connect Downtown event set for Monday, May 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rotary Fountain Plaza at the south entrance to Riverfront Park.

At the event, citizens can learn about plans to save the historic concrete arches on the bridge and learn about the overall bridge structure type being designed for the replacement. Citizens will be asked to provide information on how they use bridge today and how they would like to use it in the future. Later this summer, citizens will be asked to provide feedback on surface amenities and treatments for the bridge.

The City is using an alternative construction delivery method for the replacement of the Post Street Bridge, called Progressive Design Build. The approach replaces the traditional design-bid-build process used for most government public works projects. The process allows the City to select a team based on qualifications and then participate actively in a step-by-step design process. The approach allows for greater flexibility to reach a design for a more affordable price.

Last month, the City award the progressive design build contract to a team made up of Kiewit Corp. and KPFF Consulting Engineers.

The 333-foot-long Post Street Bridge was built in 1917 and widened in 1937. It is a reinforced concrete open spandrel deck arch bridge. The bridge carries a critical 54-inch sewer line.