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Interstate 5 Bridge

C-Tran CEO Donaghy airs I-5 Bridge replacement plan worries

September 22, 2022, 6:03am Business

C-Tran’s CEO Shawn Donaghy recently raised concerns about a breakdown in communication between the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program and C-Tran. Read story

Why alternative Interstate 5 Bridge replacement ideas won’t work

September 18, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Nearly everyone agrees the Interstate 5 Bridge is not serving the region well. Read story

Interstate Bridge Replacement program administrator Greg Johnson said   a potential lookout on a replacement bridge could give pedestrians and cyclists the chance to reflect on the Columbia River and Mount Hood "and just take time to enjoy the experience of being over one of the most iconic rivers in the country." (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Replacement I-5 Bridge could include pedestrian lookout

Interstate Bridge Replacement program administrator Greg Johnson said   a potential lookout on a replacement bridge could give pedestrians and cyclists the chance to reflect on the Columbia River and Mount Hood "and just take time to enjoy the experience of being over one of the most iconic rivers in the country." (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

August 23, 2022, 6:07am Business

A bulged lookout on the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge to enhance the experience for pedestrians and cyclists is being considered by the Interstate Bridge Replacement program. Read story

A large crowd attended the opening of the bridge in February 1917.Before it opened, those traveling between Portland and Vancouver had to take a ferry.

Interstate Bridge: History of conflict, compromise

A large crowd attended the opening of the bridge in February 1917.Before it opened, those traveling between Portland and Vancouver had to take a ferry.

August 21, 2022, 6:05am Business

In late June 1905, Vancouver Mayor E.G. Crawford boarded a crowded ferry from Vancouver to Portland among an excited group. They were heading to Portland’s 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition, an unofficial World’s Fair that drew 40,000 visitors on the first day. Read story

A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street station near Mall 205 in Portland.

Light rail’s history on the ballot in Clark County a complicated affair

A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street station near Mall 205 in Portland.

July 22, 2022, 11:44am Clark County News

Light rail has appeared on the ballot three times in Clark County, although voters have never been directly asked if they want to extend TriMet’s light rail system into Vancouver. Read story

The I-5 Bridge stretches over the Columbia River at sunrise.

I-5 Bridge Replacement Program moves into environmental review phase

The I-5 Bridge stretches over the Columbia River at sunrise.

July 21, 2022, 6:29pm Business

An early version of the Interstate 5 Bridge plan officially moved into the federal environmental review process after it was unanimously recommended by the executive steering committee on Thursday. Read story

Pedestrians enjoy sunny conditions with a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge at the Waterfront Vancouver on April 29, 2021.

Initial I-5 Bridge plan gets OK from Metro, transportation councils

Pedestrians enjoy sunny conditions with a view of the Interstate 5 Bridge at the Waterfront Vancouver on April 29, 2021.

July 14, 2022, 7:13pm Clark County News

It was a major win for the Interstate Bridge Replacement program that will be able to move the plans, called the modified locally preferred alternative, into the environmental testing phase. Read story

Trucks commonly use the Interstate 5 Bridge, but frequent congestion slows movement of freight.

Portland City Council, Port of Portland unanimously vote for I-5 Bridge plan

Trucks commonly use the Interstate 5 Bridge, but frequent congestion slows movement of freight.

July 13, 2022, 4:30pm Business

The Portland City Council and the Port of Portland have each voted to move the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program’s modified locally preferred alternative plan forward, bringing the early draft — with plenty of room for changes — closer to the environmental testing phase. Read story

Delicate blossoms frame the Interstate 5 Bridge as they brighten the Vancouver Waterfront on March 24. The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program's locally preferred alternative is making rounds to local agencies before it can progress to the next project phase.

Vancouver City Council approves early I-5 Bridge plan

Delicate blossoms frame the Interstate 5 Bridge as they brighten the Vancouver Waterfront on March 24. The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program's locally preferred alternative is making rounds to local agencies before it can progress to the next project phase.

July 11, 2022, 7:29pm Business

The Vancouver City Council, Port of Vancouver and C-Tran voted Monday and Tuesday to approve the early draft of a plan to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

The Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River with Mount Hood in the background is seen from White Salmon.

White Salmon and Hood River Bridge a critical connection

The Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River with Mount Hood in the background is seen from White Salmon.

July 9, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Residents’ fears continue to swell as the strength of their community’s connecting bridge becomes faultier by the day. Read story