Spokane’s City Council last night voted to spend $1.4 million on a contract to design a bridge linking Washington State University Spokane and East Sprague Avenue.

Supporters say the 120 foot tall suspension bridge that will span railroad tracks will create a corridor  between the growing campus and an “underperforming” commercial area along East Sprague, Second and Third avenues.

Real estate agents that testified at last night’s meeting said they know of businesses waiting for the bridge to invest in the neighborhood.

However there were some detractors. One regular council attendee even said the bridge would be a waste of money going “from nowhere to Hookerville.”

Here’s why not everyone feels the bridge is a solid project.

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