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Interstate 5 Bridge

Motorists cross the Interstate 5 Bridge from Portland into Vancouver. Bridge traffic levels declined sharply during the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but they've begun to recover -- and traffic officials say commuters should still plan for severe congestion in September when the northbound bridge span will close for maintenance for up to nine days.

Interstate 5 Bridge lane closures about to begin

Motorists cross the Interstate 5 Bridge from Portland into Vancouver. Bridge traffic levels declined sharply during the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but they've begun to recover -- and traffic officials say commuters should still plan for severe congestion in September when the northbound bridge span will close for maintenance for up to nine days.

August 14, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Nighttime lane closures will begin next week on the Interstate 5 Bridge, according to a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation, in preparation for the planned trunnion replacement project in September. Read story

A person watches from the bank of the Columbia River as the trunnion, sheaves and other replacement components for the Interstate 5  Bridge arrive in Vancouver via barge on Tuesday morning.

Trunnion, sheaves for September repair of Interstate 5 Bridge span arrivevideo icon

A person watches from the bank of the Columbia River as the trunnion, sheaves and other replacement components for the Interstate 5  Bridge arrive in Vancouver via barge on Tuesday morning.

August 5, 2020, 6:05am Business

The Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project won’t begin in earnest until September, but preliminary work is already underway at the site, including the Tuesday morning arrival of a barge carrying the new sheaves, trunnion and other replacement components for the bridge’s lift system. Read story

Hundreds of demonstrators take a knee for one minute to honor Black lives lost to police violence on the Interstate 5 bridge Friday afternoon, June 19, 2020.

Demonstrators march on Interstate 5 Bridge

Hundreds of demonstrators take a knee for one minute to honor Black lives lost to police violence on the Interstate 5 bridge Friday afternoon, June 19, 2020.

June 19, 2020, 4:07pm Clark County News

Hundreds of demonstrators commemorating Juneteenth marched Friday afternoon from Esther Short Park to Interstate 5, where they occupied the Interstate 5 Bridge and took a knee in honor of George Floyd and to promote the end of racism in the United States. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

Afternoon protest may target Interstate 5 Bridge

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

June 19, 2020, 1:59pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department has issued a statement warning that a protest planned for downtown Vancouver could cause traffic disruption to Interstate 5 and the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

Motorists cross the Interstate 5 Bridge from Portland into Vancouver. Bridge traffic levels declined sharply during the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but they've begun to recover -- and traffic officials say commuters should still plan for severe congestion in September when the northbound bridge span will close for maintenance for up to nine days.

I-5, I-205 bridge crossings to and from Clark County plummet early on during pandemic

Motorists cross the Interstate 5 Bridge from Portland into Vancouver. Bridge traffic levels declined sharply during the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but they've begun to recover -- and traffic officials say commuters should still plan for severe congestion in September when the northbound bridge span will close for maintenance for up to nine days.

June 14, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Traffic numbers on the Interstate 5 Bridge and Interstate 205 Bridge plummeted during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, with daily vehicle crossings on I-5 dropping from a weekday average of about 139,000 in the first week of March to about 85,000 at the start of April. Read story

C-Tran and the Washington State Department of Transportation will start construction this weekend on a project that will create a bus-only lane on the left shoulder of a 5-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 5 through Vancouver. C-Tran has been running buses on the shoulder of Highway 14 for about three years.

Work begins on Interstate 5 bus lane

C-Tran and the Washington State Department of Transportation will start construction this weekend on a project that will create a bus-only lane on the left shoulder of a 5-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 5 through Vancouver. C-Tran has been running buses on the shoulder of Highway 14 for about three years.

June 13, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

C-Tran and the Washington State Department of Transportation will start construction this weekend on a project that will create a bus-only lane on the left shoulder of a 5-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 5 through Vancouver. Read story

I-5 Bridge south to close Saturday night

April 16, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

The southbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge will be closed to all traffic -- including bicyclists and pedestrians -- from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

Clark Asks: Why not replace I-5 Bridge trunnion while traffic’s light?

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

March 22, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

With people hunkered down at home because of COVID-19, wouldn’t now be a good time to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge’s cracked trunnion? Read story

In September, Hamilton Construction Co. of Springfield, Ore., will replace several components of the Interstate 5 Bridge's lifting mechanism for the northbound span, which can be seen to the left in this photo looking south toward Oregon.

Region braces for trunnion trauma

In September, Hamilton Construction Co. of Springfield, Ore., will replace several components of the Interstate 5 Bridge's lifting mechanism for the northbound span, which can be seen to the left in this photo looking south toward Oregon.

February 13, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

For anyone obsessed with the upcoming closure of the Interstate 5 Bridge’s northbound span, set your countdown clock for 212 days. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge stretches across the Columbia River as it links Portland and Vancouver in this 2018 file photo.

Resilient finance plan sought for Interstate 5 Bridge effort

The Interstate 5 Bridge stretches across the Columbia River as it links Portland and Vancouver in this 2018 file photo.

December 23, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

The Columbia River Crossing project melted down in 2013 when the Washington Senate failed to provide $450 million in construction dollars. Read story