Sandifur Memorial Bridge
High Bridge Park (Peoples' Park)
One of the Parks Of Spokane, Washington

Sandifur Memorial Bridge is a footbridge carrying hikers and bicycles on the Centennial Trail over the Spokane River, Spokane, Washington. This footbridge replaced and earlier railroad bridge. This Sandifur Memorial Bridge provides a much-needed link between downtown and and western parts of the trail.
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The Sign
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(Date Photographed: 11:18:40 Monday 13 June 2016)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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The bronze sign embedded in one end of the bridge read,

Centennial Trail
2004
Sandifur Memorial
Bridge
In memory of
C. Paul Sandifur Sr.
And J. Evelyn Sandifur


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A Wide Footbridge
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(Date Photographed: 11:18:47 Monday 13 June 2016)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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The Sandifur Memorial Bridge was a wide footbridge over the Spokane River and connected two previously separated parts of the Centennial Trail.


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Seen From Above
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(Date Photographed: 11:26:53 Monday 13 June 2016)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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A view down upon the Sandifur Memorial Bridge. A hiker held onto the rail to stretch, and a biker was about to ride over the bridge.


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Massive Concrete Base
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(Date Photographed: 11:36:56 Monday 13 June 2016)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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The concrete base of the Sandifur Memorial Bridge was massive and clearly able to resist future floods. The arches were decorative and made of laminated wood.


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Red Plants
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(Date Photographed: 11:57:58 Monday 13 June 2016)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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Strange red plants in the water under the bridge moved and undulated in the current.


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Boulders
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(Date Photographed: 09:51:59 Wednesday 15 June 2016)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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Large boulders lined the path where it met the start of the bridge.


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Approaching The Bridge
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(Date Photographed: 16:34:18 Tuesday 20 June 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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The view of Sandifur Memorial Bridge as it appeared while approaching it at ground level.


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Another Sign
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(Date Photographed: 16:34:48 Tuesday 20 June 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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Another bronze sign was embedded in the end of the bridge. It read,

Washington State
Parks and Recreation
Commission
Lead Agency
"Dedicated to
outdoor Recreation
and Public
Enjoyment"


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Locks
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(Date Photographed: 16:35:42 Tuesday 20 June 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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People have begun to leave locks on the cables of the bridge. Although there are currently a few hundred locks, the bridge is so large that they appear sparse.


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Old Piers
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(Date Photographed: 16:36:35 Tuesday 20 June 2017)
(Date Published: Sunday 10 September 2017)
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Old concrete piers remained behind after the demolition of the former railroad bridge.


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