interstate bridge http://nwpr.org en Oregon Senate Approves Funding For Columbia River Crossing http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-senate-approves-funding-columbia-river-crossing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030413VA_SenateCRC_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Senate has voted to approve funding for that state’s share of the Columbia River Crossing. It would connect Portland and Vancouver, Washington.<p>House Bill 2800 authorizes $450 million in bond funding for the project. Supporters believe the I-5 bridge replacement will provide seismic stability and boost commerce. Opponents considered the Columbia River Crossing too costly. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:04:00 +0000 23720 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Senate Approves Funding For Columbia River Crossing