Good news for a couple local bike and pedestrian facilities. The Iron Bridge & Centennial Trail realignment both were awarded grants from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.
The Centennial Trail Realignment at Gateway Park will realign the Trail to pass safely beneath the new Spokane Road (“Old I-90”) Bridge, which is being replaced in the 2008-2009 biennium. This project received a grant of $197,974.
The Historic Iron Bridge Renovation project received $530,000 in grant money. It’s not clear yet if this will be enough money to fund the entire project. The City of Spokane has some commitments as far as how to raise the match money required to get this grant, but aren’t sure yet if that amount will cover the entire price tag of the project.
This project would renovate and open Spokane’s Historic Iron Bridge for bicycle and pedestrian use.