I-5 bridge http://nwpr.org en Oregon Governor Issues Ultimatum For I-5 Bridge Project http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-governor-issues-ultimatum-i-5-bridge-project <p>Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says he's prepared to pull the plug on the Interstate 5 bridge replacement mega-project. The Democrat told Oregon lawmakers Monday that he'll put the Columbia River Crossing on an indefinite time-out if they don't act by mid-March.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:31:35 +0000 Chris Lehman 40588 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Governor Issues Ultimatum For I-5 Bridge Project Northwest Washington Relishes Return To “Normal” With Bridge Re-Opening http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-washington-relishes-return-normal-bridge-re-opening <p>Traffic is set to start rolling across the repaired Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River Wednesday morning. That completes a hasty, round-the-clock salvage and reconstruction job. It started just three and a half weeks ago when an oversize load brought down the vital bridge. Correspondent Tom Banse reports that Northwest Washington drivers and businesses are relishing a return to normal.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:58:30 +0000 Tom Banse 29609 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Washington Relishes Return To “Normal” With Bridge Re-Opening Temporary Skagit River I-5 Bridge To Open Wednesday Morning http://nwpr.org/post/temporary-skagit-river-i-5-bridge-open-wednesday-morning <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061813TB_Bridge_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Drivers and businesses in Northwest Washington are voicing elation now that there is a firm date for reopening the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River. The Washington Department of Transportation says the temporary replacement bridge will start carrying traffic Wednesday morning.<p>It took just three and a half weeks to clear the wreckage of the collapsed I-5 bridge and to build a new span across the gap. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:03:43 +0000 Tom Banse 29583 at http://nwpr.org Temporary Skagit River I-5 Bridge To Open Wednesday Morning Senator Murray Announces Federal Funding For Skagit Bridge http://nwpr.org/post/senator-murray-announces-federal-funding-skagit-bridge <p>The Skagit Bridge should be fully repaired by this fall. That's according to Washington Senator Patty Murray. She chairs the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. The I-5 span over the Skagit River north of Seattle collapsed last month.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:24:56 +0000 Beth Hyams 29304 at http://nwpr.org Senator Murray Announces Federal Funding For Skagit Bridge Skagit River Bridge Collapse Preliminary Report http://nwpr.org/post/skagit-river-bridge-collapse-preliminary-report <p>Federal investigators released a <a href="http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2013/HWY13MH012_Mt_Vernon_WA_Preliminary.pdf">preliminary report</a> Tuesday about last month’s I-5 bridge collapse over the Skagit River. What’s new in the report is a piece of information about the driver of the truck that struck the bridge.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:57:39 +0000 Derek Wang 29162 at http://nwpr.org Skagit River Bridge Collapse Preliminary Report Inslee: Temporary I-5 Bridge Is State’s Top Priority http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-temporary-i-5-bridge-state-s-top-priority <p>Washington state’s top priority is fixing the section of the I-5 bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River last week. That’s according to Governor Jay Inslee. Inslee announced plans Sunday that could lead to a temporary replacement by mid June. And a permanent fix in September. Reporter Derek Wang has more.</p><p> Mon, 27 May 2013 13:06:23 +0000 Derek Wang & Carol Smith 28218 at http://nwpr.org Inslee: Temporary I-5 Bridge Is State’s Top Priority Costly New Bridge Over Columbia River Spawns Ultimatum, Brinkmanship http://nwpr.org/post/costly-new-bridge-over-columbia-river-spawns-ultimatum-brinkmanship <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/041013TB_Bridge_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - A costly new interstate highway bridge over the Columbia River is spurring brinkmanship in Olympia. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Democratic Governor Jay Inslee Wednesday to press state lawmakers to commit hundreds of millions dollars to the proposed new toll bridge between Portland and Vancouver, Washington.<p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee came out of a meeting between key state lawmakers and the U.S. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:39:48 +0000 Tom Banse 25686 at http://nwpr.org Costly New Bridge Over Columbia River Spawns Ultimatum, Brinkmanship Inslee Stumps For Columbia River Crossing http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-stumps-columbia-river-crossing <p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee urged a group of regional business leaders today / yesterday (Friday)&nbsp;&nbsp;to urge state legislators to support the Columbia River Crossing --the proposed new I-5 bridge.&nbsp;&nbsp;April Baer reports.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:37:06 +0000 April Baer 24795 at http://nwpr.org 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