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The Case for IBR

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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 105 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.

The Case for IBR

Julianna Marler, Port of Vancouver USA

Andrew Hoan, Portland Business Alliance

Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, City of Vancouver

Representative Sharon Wylie, 49th Legislative District, Wa

Senator Lee Beyer, Or

Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar, WSDOT

Representative Jake Fey, WA

Senator Annette Cleveland, WA & Representative Susan McLain, OR

Workforce Southwest Washington

Director Kris Strickler, ODOT

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.

We need your help.

Join us in our effort to replace the Interstate Bridge. Your feedback is important in shaping a solution. 

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