Back to bridge building between two governors
Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee met in November to kick off a joint effort between the two states to replace the Interstate bridge over the Columbia River by signing a memorandum of intent.
"This joint effort to replace the interstate bridge is critical to the safety and economies of both Oregon and Washington, and an important step forward as we invest in the growth of our region," Brown said.
The current bridge is seismically challenged, and it experiences major traffic delays, partly due to having to lift for river traffic.
The two states have dedicated $44 million dollars to reopen an office for the I-5 bridge project.
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