Historic Iron Bridge Renovation

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The scope of this project was to convert Spokane’s Historic Iron Bridge from a railroad trestle to a bicycle and pedestrian use trail bridge. Additional scope elements included construction of hard surface approaches on both sides of the bridge, with connections to the existing trail system, painting of bridge elements, and the development of landscaped areas along or near the bridge approaches. Due to bids coming in higher than anticipated we were forced to reduce the scope of the project. The only scope reduction was in the amount of painting that was done.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Spokane City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $354,082.00 Applicant Match: $354,082.00 Project Type: Development County: Spokane Legislative District: 3 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1698

Location Details

From I-90, take exit 282 for WA-290/E. Hamilton St./Trent Ave. Turn right at Trent Ave, cross Spokane River. 1401 Trent Ave is on left, and the Iron Bridge is located west of the building towards the river. Site can also be reached on local streets by heading east on Spokane Falls Blvd, which turns into Trent Ave.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.