Monroe Street bridge closes as authorities recover body

Monroe Street bridge closes as authorities recover body

The Monroe Street bridge was closed early Friday afternoon as authorities work to recover a body from beneath it.

A water rescue was reported near the bridge just before noon Friday.

The bridge was blocked in both directions while Spokane Fire crews worked to remove the body.

Police activity has closed Monroe St. Bridge right now. Please use an alternate route such as Maple/Ash or Division for your north and southbound arterials.

— Spokane Police (@SpokanePD) September 7, 2018

Lots of police activity on the Monroe street bridge someone jumped off the bridge and Spokane fire crews are in recovery mode only lane restrictions on Monroe #kxly pic.twitter.com/lDE0pBtyC0

— Jerry Swanson (@JerrysKXLY) September 7, 2018