City announces finalists for pedestrian bridge name

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The city of Spokane has released five proposed names for the pedestrian bridge that’s under construction in Spokane University District. They are:

  • sp̓q̓n̓íʔ Way or sp̓q̓n̓íʔ šušw̓ éł (translation Spokane Way)
  • University District Gateway Bridge
  • The U Crossing; The U District Nexus
  • People’s Unity Bridge

The city will take public comment on the bridge names at a March 14 meeting at 4:00pm in the City Council Chambers, Lower Level of City Hall at 808 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, Washington. This hearing may be continued to a later date to take public testimony on the name or names that are being considered for the new bicycle and pedestrian bridge currently under construction in the University District following the rules and procedures set forth for naming public places in the Plan Commission Resolution of Rules and Procedure adopted July 9, 2014. The bridge spans the BNSF rail lines and MLK Jr. Way connecting the WSU Spokane Health Sciences Campus to the South University District.