Governors Gregoire and Kitzhaber held a press conference Mon 04/25/11 to announce the choice of a Columbia Crossing Bridge Design. Selected was the Composite Truss Deck design. It best met cost constraints and the federal window of opportunity for 1/3 funding. The CRC project is now designated a model of design for the nation for this kind of project. This solid decision step will permit the project to move into the construction phase the soonest, and further hindrances to construction are not expected.
The governors were joined by Portland and Vancouver civic leaders, city council members, the Mayors, Metro and County Commissioners, and State Reps.
The Columbian Article link
Gov Gregoire (Gov Kitzhaber behind her) Rep Moeller, Steve Horenstein, Comm Stuart