March 5, 2013
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate on Monday approved $450 million in bonds to help pay for two new side-by-side Interstate 5 bridges over the Columbia River following nearly two decades of discussions in Oregon and Washington over replacing twin bridges that are aged and become bottlenecks as traffic has increased over the years.
The Senate's bipartisan 18-11 vote sends the message to Washington state and Washington, D.C., that Oregon is ready to move ahead.
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