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Historic East Trent Bridge closing mid-April for demolition and replacement

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 07:35

Ryan Overton, communications, 509-324-6014

Update: The previously announced, scheduled closure of East Trent Bridge/SR 290 for Monday, March 16, will now occur in mid-April. The changes are reflected in the text below.

Three-year closure begins to replace 110-year-old bridge

SPOKANE – The historic East Trent Bridge, built in 1910 on State Route 290, is finally set to be demolished starting in mid-April. Travelers are encouraged to seek alternate routes as Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews begin to remove and replace the structure.

Starting in mid-April, Trent Avenue/SR 290 between Hamilton Street and Iron Court will be closed to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic. The closure and bridge replacement project will last until the end of 2022.

Prepping for closure
During this next week, contractor crews will be closing the East Trent Bridge intermittently to install netting around the bridge. Travelers using the bridge should expect intermittent closures starting Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 13, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

Crews are also warning people nearby the prep work that the automatic nailer used to secure the netting can sound like gunshots.

Once the bridge is completed, travelers can look forward to added bike lanes in both directions of travel, as well as a wide shared-use path on the south side of the bridge and a sidewalk for pedestrians on the north side.

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