Debate surrounding Washington-Oregon I5 span heats up


BLOOMBERG: Washington legislators turned down $1.25 billion in federal money, creating a tenuous future for a bridge regarded as one of the country’s deadliest.

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BLOOMBERG: Washington legislators turned down $1.25 billion in federal money, creating a tenuous future for a bridge regarded as one of the country’s deadliest.

“You can be pretty, you can have deer and bald eagles, that’s all wonderful — but if you can’t move goods and you can’t get to work in a timely fashion, you send the signal that you’re not serious about economic development,” says Scot Walstra, a county development official in Washington who backed replacing the bridge. He says he and his daughter have both had accidents there.

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