A modern connection for a growing community

Interstate 5 provides a critical connection between Oregon and Washington that supports local jobs and families, and is a vital trade route for regional, national and international economies. Beyond the concrete and steel of the existing bridge is a thriving background of scenic views, natural systems, and a rich history of our region’s national heritage.

We understand the vital link the bridge plays in connecting the region and the importance of the natural environment and health of our community. We are committed to finding a solution that will improve our transportation system now, and for the future.

View from top of Interstate Bridge
Truck crossing Bridge
Interstate Bridge
Traffic on Interstate Bridge
Interstate Bridge
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Centering Equity

The Interstate Bridge Replacement program (IBR) is committed to centering equity in our processes and our outcomes. We will engage the community by elevating the voices of historically marginalized communities throughout our processes and ensuring these communities may access the program’s economic and transportation benefits. We commit to not furthering continued harm to these communities. 

Our Equity Commitment   Equity Advisory Group

Happening Now

Headline News

  • April Newsletter

    Featured this month:
    - Prioritizing climate and sustainability considerations
    - Share your thoughts at a listening session
    - Leadership spotlight: Climate Officer, Sarah Ogier, and Environmental Manager, Chris Regan

    POSTED May 04 2021 READ MORE
  • May & June Listening Sessions

    Have Your Voice Heard
    Join an upcoming listening session.

    POSTED May 04 2021 READ MORE
  • March Newsletter

    Featured this month:
    - Community engagement preliminary findings
    - Focused listening sessions
    - Leadership profiles: Ed Washington and Lynn Valenter

    POSTED Apr 01 2021 READ MORE

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Meetings & Events


  • Summer Internships

    Be involved in the Interstate Bridge Replacement program! This opportunity is open to High School and College students.

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  • Community Engagement Report

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our online open house, community survey, virtual briefings, listening sessions, and other outreach avenues. View a summary of these efforts. 

  • River Navigation Survey

    If you operate a recreational or commercial vessel on the Columbia River and transit under the Interstate Bridge, please take our survey.


All Events

  • Why do we need to replace the Interstate Bridge across the Columbia River?
  • Will transit be a part of the IBR program?
  • How will equity play a role in the IBR program?

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Get Involved!

We want to hear from you. Help us shape this program.
A transparent public process with extensive and inclusive community involvement is a critical component to identifying a solution the region supports.

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