Name the new University District bridge - deadline Jan 31

Monday, January 29, 2018

Earlier this year construction started on a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the BNSF corridor that will connect the East Sprague area to the University District.

Now the City of Spokane needs your help to name the bridge! We are looking for names that will stand the test of time. Here are the nominee requirements:

  • Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the City of Spokane.
  • An individual or family must have been a resident of the City of Spokane.
  • The duplication or repeat use of names will be avoided.
  • Living political nominees must have retired from political office for at least five years.
  • Names with geographic or historical significance will also be accepted.

Submitting an idea is simple; post your proposed name on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag @spokanecity. Include the significance of your suggestion, what it means to you and its relevance to Spokane. You can also write your suggestion in the comments below!

The deadline to #NameTheBridge is January 31, 2018. Become a part of Spokane’s history and submit your name suggestions today!

Suggestions will then be vetted against the naming policy and reviewed through a subcommittee of the Plan Commission. The subcommittee recommendation(s) would then be reviewed at a Plan Commission Workshop at the end of February followed by a Hearing on March 14th. The recommendation would be forwarded to the Mayor and City Council for approval in March/April.

To see a video rendering of the bridge, see this link . For more about the following, click the links below.