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Interstate 5 Bridge

Vancouver fireboat rescues man from swift-flowing Columbia River

June 22, 2022, 9:12pm Clark County News

The crew of a Vancouver Fire Department’s Fireboat 1 Discovery battled strong currents to rescue a man who had jumped off the Interstate 5 Bridge into the Columbia River on… Read story

Morning Press: Columbia River flooding; Ex-Camas coach arrested; Fatal shooting; Homeless count; I-5 Bridge clearance

June 18, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Here are some of the stories that were most popular this week with Columbian readers. Read story

The leaders of the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program agree that a 116-foot clearance will be suitable for the needs of the stakeholders in the community. If the U.S. Coast Guard disagrees, the program is prepared to prove its point over a course of a few years with written reports, studies and data.

I-5 Bridge Replacement Program strives for Coast Guard approval of 116-foot clearance

The leaders of the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program agree that a 116-foot clearance will be suitable for the needs of the stakeholders in the community. If the U.S. Coast Guard disagrees, the program is prepared to prove its point over a course of a few years with written reports, studies and data.

June 15, 2022, 5:45pm Clark County News

Leaders of the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program expect to hear from the Coast Guard that their plans for a 116-foot bridge clearance won’t be high enough for marine traffic, but they’re planning on working toward a common goal. Read story

A truck joins other traffic as they cross the Interstate 5 Bridge while traveling north on I-5.

Vancouver City Council discusses tolls, equity as I-5 Bridge plan takes step forward

A truck joins other traffic as they cross the Interstate 5 Bridge while traveling north on I-5.

June 8, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program’s locally preferred alternative — something that has been years in the making — is circulating to local agencies before it can progress to the next project phase. Read story

The current Interstate 5 Bridge consists of two spans, completed in 1917 and 1960. The bridge is considered functionally obsolete, and could collapse in a major earthquake.

Bridge tender uninjured after shooting near I-5 Bridge

The current Interstate 5 Bridge consists of two spans, completed in 1917 and 1960. The bridge is considered functionally obsolete, and could collapse in a major earthquake.

May 22, 2022, 12:22pm Clark County News

A bridge tender on the Interstate 5 Bridge escaped injury early Sunday after he was shot at by two burglars attempting to break into a storage area on the bridge, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

I-5 Bridge lanes to close for inspections

May 7, 2022, 5:59am Clark County News

I-5 lanes to close for bridge inspections Read story

A truck driver travels northbound on the Interstate 5 Bridge in August 2021. Washington's hefty bill, Move Ahead Washington, secured $1 billion in funding for the I-5 Bridge replacement project.

I-5 Bridge project preferred alternative includes 1 auxiliary lane each way, light rail

A truck driver travels northbound on the Interstate 5 Bridge in August 2021. Washington's hefty bill, Move Ahead Washington, secured $1 billion in funding for the I-5 Bridge replacement project.

May 5, 2022, 11:38am Business

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program announced its locally preferred alternative during Thursday’s executive steering group meeting. Read story

President Joe Biden looks to a crowd at a Portland Air National Guard hangar while speaking about his administration's $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation signed in November. He noted how the federal funding would be invested in Oregon's airport, roads and bridges.

Biden touts local benefits of infrastructure plan during Portland stop

President Joe Biden looks to a crowd at a Portland Air National Guard hangar while speaking about his administration's $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation signed in November. He noted how the federal funding would be invested in Oregon's airport, roads and bridges.

April 21, 2022, 7:35pm Clark County News

As reports swarmed the past week about President Joe Biden’s trip to Portland, residents in both Washington and Oregon were pondering what would be included in his remarks. Read story

A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street stop near Mall 205 in Portland. If light rail comes to Vancouver, a decision will need to be made about what security and law enforcement in the jurisdiction will look like on the MAX.

I-5 Bridge project lands on light rail for replacement bridge

A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street stop near Mall 205 in Portland. If light rail comes to Vancouver, a decision will need to be made about what security and law enforcement in the jurisdiction will look like on the MAX.

April 21, 2022, 12:44pm Business

Light rail will be part of the plan for the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement, bringing MAX trains into Vancouver from Portland. Read story

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, right, joins officials and members of the media as she tours the Interstate Bridge Wednesday. The Democrat discussed federal infrastructure funding opportunities that could help fund a replacement bridge, which would be instrumental in boosting regional economies while relieving congestion.

Cantwell: I-5 Bridge project poised for federal aid

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, right, joins officials and members of the media as she tours the Interstate Bridge Wednesday. The Democrat discussed federal infrastructure funding opportunities that could help fund a replacement bridge, which would be instrumental in boosting regional economies while relieving congestion.

April 13, 2022, 5:53pm Clark County News

The multiyear project addressing the Interstate 5 Bridge’s old bones may receive much-needed federal funding once stakeholders come to an agreement on its design and operations. Read story