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February 11, 2014

Ore. state engineer says Columbia I-5 bridge could last indefinitely with help

  • After more than 10 years and $190 million spent, Oregon's governor says he'll pull the plug by mid-March if plans to replace the bridge don't advance.
  • PORTLAND (AP) — Absent a big earthquake or a catastrophic encounter with a too-tall truck or ship, the Interstate 5 bridge that now spans the Columbia River could stand almost indefinitely, a state inspector says.

    It may need to.

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