Down River

Postcards, Posters, and Other Vintage Travel Images #10

Scene on the Spokane River, showing suspension foot bridge, Down River Park, Spokane, Wash. (vintage postcard)

Scene on the Spokane River, showing suspension foot bridge, Down River Park, Spokane, Wash. (vintage postcard)1

The original impressive suspension footbridge over the Spokane River in the Bowl and Pitcher Area of Washington’s Riverside State Park was built during the Depression years by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), as were many of the park’s other structures.2, 3  Constructed in 1941 and renovated by the U.S. Forest Service in the 1950s, the heavily used bridge over the Bowl and Pitcher rapids was replaced in the late 1990s.

Riverside State Park Suspension Bridge (Google image capture April 2012)

Riverside State Park Suspension Bridge (Google image capture April 2012)

Riverside State Park Suspension Bridge (Google image capture May 2017)

Riverside State Park Suspension Bridge (Google image capture May 2017)


  1. “Scene on the Spokane River, showing suspension foot bridge, Down River Park, Spokane, Wash.” Card. John W. Graham & Co., Spokane, Washington, [ca. 1930–1945]. Digital Commonwealth, ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/pk02ck910 (accessed December 25, 2017).
  2. Riverside State Park – Bowl & Pitcher – Washington Trails Association
  3.  Riverside Park – Washington State Parks
  4. State Will Replace Bowl And Pitcher Pedestrian Bridge – The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington, July 24, 1997

Postcards, Posters, and Other Vintage Travel Images is a Haw Creek project that shares vintage travel related images that, for the most part, have been found on line.

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