University District Spokane: Pedestrian bridge landing site approved by WSU Regents

Friday, March 2, 2018

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University Board of Regents today agreed to move forward with two real estate actions and approved an increase to certain housing and dining rates for students in Pullman.

The regents voted to dedicate right of way to a portion of a parking lot on the WSU Spokane campus to the City of Spokane. This property is needed by the city for the northern landing of the University District Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which will be constructed over the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks. The tracks divide the Spokane campus from the Spokane medical district and hospitals to the south.

When complete, the bridge will provide direct access from the WSU Spokane campus to the areas south of the railroad tracks, thereby improving access, housing, entertainment, and overnight accommodation opportunities for WSU students, employees and visitors. The bridge is expected to facilitate future expansion of the WSU Spokane campus into that area as well.