PORTLAND — The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to fire noise cannons again this winter in an attempt to prevent thousands of starlings from roosting on the Interstate 5 Columbia River bridge in Portland.
By Peter Robison, Bloomberg News
December 19, 2014 12:17 p.m.
SEATTLE — If, in some great museum of American public discourse, there's a gilded pedestal reserved for the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, then way in the back, in a darkened room that no one tells the docents about, you might find a cardboard diorama of the Benton-Rivers Encounter.
The latest update of Clark County's long-range Regional Transportation Plan includes a project that goes something like this: Replace the Interstate 5 Bridge between Vancouver and Portland, rebuild much of the nearby freeway and connect high-capacity transit to Vancouver, all for about $3.3 billion.
A public gathering next week will celebrate this year's demise of the Columbia River Crossing project, and an award recently given to a group that has advocated for a third bridge across the Columbia River.