Updated: Staff Says Tear Them Down

Update: 11/22/06

DOT officials continue pushing the message in today’s O.

Original Post: 9/29/06

The recommendation from the project staff for the Columbia River Crossing is to remove the existing bridge spans because of seismic issues and challenges with river traffic.

But the older span is on the National Register of Historic Places. And a number of task force members have expressed reservations.

Read Jim Mayer’s report from yesterday’s Oregonian.

The article does not indicate when the task force may act on the recommendation.

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