The Case for IBR
The Interstate Bridge is a critical connection linking Oregon and Washington across the Columbia River as part of a vital regional, national and international trade route. With one span now 104 years old, it is at risk for collapse in the event of a major earthquake and no longer satisfies the needs of commerce and travel. Replacing the aging Interstate Bridge with a modern, seismically resilient, multimodal structure that provides improved mobility for people, goods and services is a high priority.
Julianna Marler, Port of Vancouver USA
Andrew Hoan, Portland Business Alliance
I-5 is the most significant freight highway on the West Coast, linking regional, national and international markets in Canada, Mexico and the Pacific Rim with destinations throughout the western United States.
Congestion results in costs to our economy and the environment.
We cannot wait any longer to address critical safety issues.