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.
Take a look at my Popular Mechanics article that explains how engineers plan to replace the Skagit River bridge in a hurry, first with a temporary structure and then with a new permanent span. The story is here.