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New I-5 bridge will block view from Vancouver waterfront buildings, developer says

From a Columbian article regarding the new straighter and cheaper design: "The proposal by architect Kevin Peterson would effectively straighten the freeway’s current bend to the west.

Tom Warne, who’s chairing the new bridge review panel, said the idea is intriguing.

“Straight would be simpler,” Warne said in an interview. “Straight would likely be cheaper.”

Crossing officials have previously declined to specifically respond to Peterson’s suggestion, having ruled out an upstream alignment three years ago. However, at that time, planners anticipated a much wider footprint impinging on the Fort Vancouver National Site and the airspace of Pearson Field than the current twin-bridge proposal. At that time, planners were considering three bridges with a separate span for light rail.

In contrast, Peterson’s proposal would carry traffic across two decks on a single span straight across the water.

The lower deck would carry slower shore-to-shore traffic between closely spaced interchanges at state Highway 14, Hayden Island and Marine Drive in Portland. The upper deck would carry traffic past the area at faster freeway speeds

December 11, 2010 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New I-5 bridge will block view from Vancouver waterfront buildings, developer says

Is this whole thing about a new design for the bridge that came out recently so that the bridge will not be as high and have a straight alignment going out from near Joe's Crab Shack. In reviewing the design, it seemed very logical, but it seems it will take some time to unreview the old design before the new one cam be accepted. Alas, more money spent on "review".

December 11, 2010 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

seamuscallan

Joe zarelli did not commit fraud and he was entitled to the money received

December 2, 2010 at 2:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

buzzman

Joe zarelli did not commit fraud and he was entitled to the money received.

December 2, 2010 at 2:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LewWaters

Lew, it's not like you to toss out your usual "gentleman" behavior and write such dribble. Shame on you.

November 17, 2010 at 1:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Congressional candidate appears on assault charge

And I say to you, Mr. Hedrick,
STAY AWAY FROM OUR PARTY!

November 16, 2010 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

For $15,000, headhunting firm thins manager field to Holmes

I believe Mr. Holmes is well qualified for the position and he is very good at obliging you with questions asked. But he is also very much involved in many of the City's costly projects; i.e. the Development Project, for one, and perhaps has been influential in the choice of engineers for certain projects relating to that and others. With that said, I would like to see someone well qualified from outside to have this position, even though it will cost more to find that person.

October 18, 2010 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Council opposes liquor initiatives

ladyinred: I disagree with you re Bart...I believe he had every right to abstain on the liquor vote. It is a STATE issue and the City should really let the voters read the pamphlet and make up their own minds. Yes, Bart does need just a bit more umph while sitting on the Council and look at the speakers with a sincere expression. Bart is very intelligent and will learn quickly. Please vote for him.

October 13, 2010 at 2:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

buzzman

ladyinred: I disagree with you re Bart...I believe he had every right to abstain on the liquor vote. It is a STATE issue and the City should really let the voters read the pamphlet and make up their own minds. Yes, Bart does need just a bit more umph while sitting on the Council and look at the speakers with a sincere expression. Bart is very intelligent and will learn quickly. Please vote for him.

October 13, 2010 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

buzzman

Jeanne Harris' behavior is improper and very unresponsible to represent the people in this City. Not only did she tell Jeanne Stewart to "shut up" but worse made the vicious comment that "they were her friends", spoken in regard to citizens comments on the light rail. Jeanne, as usual was her calm self and made no comeback. Jeanne Stewart is an articulate and caring representative. She is always attentive to hearing comments. This is as it should be. Jeanne Harris is none of this. We do not need an "off the wall" person to represent us, and Jeanne Harris should resign.

September 16, 2010 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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