I-5 Crossing at Columbia River

To the Editor:

Presently, there isn’t enough money available to replace the aging I-5 bridge in the manner currently envisioned. But there still might be a way to build the badly needed replacement by constructing a new crossing in stages. 

Phase one: Build a northbound span. Include an emergency access lane.

Phase two: Open the new northbound span and convert the existing steel bridge to . . .

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