Letter: Bridge height affects commerce

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Our wide and navigable Columbia River, flowing under the present Interstate 5 drawbridge, allows so many industries up and down its shores to send their products overseas. My puzzlement: If the proposed I-5 bridge is built low in order to accommodate light rail, how will future proposed large industries ship their products?

Will we be effectively building a wall across our part of the Columbia to stop all future large or tall products from being shipped from upriver and past Vancouver? Our Pacific markets are growing. Let’s not build barriers for our future development.

Having studied local Clark County history for the last 35 years as a member of the Camas-Washougal Historical Society, I look to the future of our industrious county. I am not against light rail. Let’s put it on the Interstate 205 bridge that was designed for future light rail.

Bernice Pluchos

Vancouver