Back From the Dead: The Columbia River Crossing Between Portland and Vancouver
"It’s been almost three years since Oregon lawmakers walked away from a controversial plan aimed at replacing the Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver," reports Phoebe Flanigan.
The bridge, known as the Columbia River Crossing, was thought to be a "never built" relic of past planning dreams. "But as congestion on the 100-year-old bridge gets worse," reports Flanigan, "Washington lawmakers are coming back to the table."
Flanigan is building on an initial scoop by The Columbian that Washington legislators have proposed a bill to bring the idea of building the bridge back to the table. Another bill, House bill 1222, has been proposed by a separate group of legislators, proposing the development of four new regional corridors.