The City of Spokane has just sent out a release that they are closing the south half of the pedestrian suspension bridge (seen above in less wet days) in Riverfront Park near the YMCA because of very strong spray from the waves hitting the pinnacle rock near the bridge.
The spray is sporadic and unpredictable, and City Parks & Recreation Department officials believe it could pose a public safety hazard. The bridge will remain closed until officials determine it is safe.
Riverfront Park has some flooding of it’s own, in the Red Wagon Meadow, on the Carrousel steps, and under the Washington Street Bridge by the Clocktower. Flooded areas are barricaded, and the public is asked to stay out of these areas.