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Interstate 5 Bridge

Interstate 5 Bridge Supervisor Marc Gross, right, and Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson talk Oct. 5 atop one of the Interstate 5 Bridge's lift towers. Johnson and his family were forced to move so a highway could be built on the homes' land. Johnson, who was in kindergarten, thought the moves were fun, but his siblings struggled with it. Two of his five siblings were held back a grade.

I-5 span replacement chief Greg Johnson has history of building bridges

Interstate 5 Bridge Supervisor Marc Gross, right, and Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson talk Oct. 5 atop one of the Interstate 5 Bridge's lift towers. Johnson and his family were forced to move so a highway could be built on the homes' land. Johnson, who was in kindergarten, thought the moves were fun, but his siblings struggled with it. Two of his five siblings were held back a grade.

October 31, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

As Greg Johnson stood atop a green scaffolding tower of the Interstate 5 Bridge on an overcast autumn afternoon, he leaned on a rail and looked at the water that separates Oregon and Washington. Read story

Democratic candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, right, looks skyward while Republican candidate Joe Kent gives his closing remarks on Saturday during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

3rd District candidates Kent, Perez differ on Interstate 5 Bridge projectvideo icon

Democratic candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, right, looks skyward while Republican candidate Joe Kent gives his closing remarks on Saturday during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

October 19, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez supports replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge. Joe Kent wants a third bridge to be built west of I-5 and the existing bridge to be retrofitted to withstand earthquakes. Read story

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

Interstate 5 Bridge project replacement receives $1M federal grant

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

October 14, 2022, 2:57pm Clark County News

The Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement Program received its first federal funding: a $1 million planning grant from the Federal Highway Administration. Read story

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

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

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

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

Illustration of the Interstate 5 Bridge with a tunnel.

Why alternative Interstate 5 Bridge replacement ideas won’t work

Illustration of the Interstate 5 Bridge with a tunnel.

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