Now that the federal government has decided infrastructure spending
may provide a path out of the recession, the proposed $4.2 billion Columbia Crossing Bridge
may be more than just a dream for the Departments of Transportation in Oregon and Washington.
Since rolling out the initial Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in May, project organizers — namely the two states' transportation departments — have gone back to the drawing boards.
They will be holding post-Thanksgiving open houses
on Dec. 2 and 3 in Portland and Vancouver to share their progress and get more input.