Oregon really wants a new Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Columbia River and connecting Portland to Vancouver, Wash. Washington lawmakers have already said they aren’t going to pay for it any longer, so Oregon is still seriously considering doing it all on their own. The latest news in the saga has Washington saying that’s fine with them. Read more at my Engineering News-Record blog here.
When $3.5 billion projects crumble during planning stages, there’s a lot of folks left pondering what happened. And what’s next. My lead news story for Engineering News-Record magazine this week looks at how the Columbia River Crossing project, a bi-state project between Oregon and Washington, fell apart and the potential future for the overcrowded corridor. Check it out here.
In my latest Engineering News-Record blog, I explore the idea of removing light rail from the proposed Columbia River Crossing project, which includes a new 10-lane bridge over Interstate 5 between Oregon and Washington. Read it here.
Each week I tackle a bit of news from the world of construction and design out of the Pacific Northwest. This week’s Engineering News-Record Evergreen blog took a look at two bridges, one finally complete and one having all kinds of trouble getting off the ground and over a river. Check out the latest news for the Columbia River Crossing and Deh Cho bridges at my ENR blog home.