The Oregon House voted Monday to pony up $450 million in bonds for a bill to help fund the Columbia River Crossing. The Senate is expect to vote on the bill next week.
So as the $3.4 billion mega-project hurtles towards receiving the green light, what is the final product going to look like? Weâre not totally sure.
Jonathan Maus, the author of the post and BikePortlandâs publisher and editor, tried to crowdsource via twitter detailed images of the project: freeway lane expansions, interchanges, on-ramps and off-rampsâanything other than the bridge itself. They couldnât find any. A simple google search didnât help either.
"When you look at it in comparison to what other DOTs put out there, it's obvious the omissions the CRC is making in its publicity materials. It's a project that doesn't want to be seen for what it is," said Boomhower in the blog post.
No similar visuals for the CRC exist at the moment. For now weâll just have to use our imaginations. And this Nifty GIF.