A busy weekend:
- Ethan Seltzer says we’re “Lost in the Weeds”
- Jeffrey Stuhr and Mark Masciarotte make the case for the Cable-Stayed design (perhaps they’re coordinating with the Mayor?)
- Carrying on the Oregonian Editorial Board line, David Sarasohn implies we don’t have time to consider anything except a truss bridge.
5 responses to “Flood of the CRC Op-eds”
Why we are in the fix we’re in across the Columbia? In 1958, ODOT, then the Highway Department, converted the original 1917 arterial bridge (which even had an inter-urban rail line at one point) into the northbound I-5 freeway. It was the typical Oregon “on the cheap” way of doing things in those days. They never built a real freeway bridge across the River!
Now ODOT should just give us a replacement arterial bridge, put light rail and bike/ped facilities on it, and remove a few of the excess on/off ramps so the freeway works worth a damn.
Oh, and to pay for the deal charge the same toll we paid for the ’58 bridge adjusted for inflation…about $5 in-bound only.
We can easily replace the current CRC with a bridge that traverses the Columbia in a straight line. We’re choosing to complicate that option, so we have to deal with the results.
It’s like banning breeder reactors, but a helluva lot easier.
Did you even read Sarasohn’s article? Sounds to me like he is opposing the rush, not endorsing s bridge type. If you’re going to summarize the news, you gotta read it buddy.
Read it twice :-)
I took away the conclusion that he thinks we should have done this 15 years ago.
Be heard at the Oregon Transportation Commission’s meeting tomorrow morning in Salem:
Lobby the members of the Senate and the House Transportation Committees while you are there:
See you there!