The Box Girder CRC is Dead, Long Live the CRC

As reported by the O’s Joe Rose, the “Bridge Review Panel” for the Columbia River Crossing, convened in response to the Independent Review Panel’s concerns about the unproven “open web box girder” design has recommended terminating that design and choosing from among three other design types:

  • Cable Stay
  • Tied Arch
  • Deck Truss

The 146-page report (PDF, 4.2M) also touches on other constraints, including possibly looking for some flexibility in the air-space restrictions around Pearson Air Park.

Question: what does this change mean for the project schedule, and does it require revisiting the Draft Environmental Impact Statement?

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