No one’s happy with the I-5 bridge project. And that’s a good thing?

“Activists hate it and business community hates it and therefore we absolutely must be moving in a direction that makes the most sense.” – Jo Ann Hardesty, Portland City Commissioner On Thursday, the Interstate Bridge Replacement project received the approval of state lawmakers and the heads of all of the regional authorities, giving it the … Read more

The overlooked I-5 Columbia River crossing option: An immersed tube tunnel

To Bob Ortblad, a retired civil engineer who lives in Seattle, the team behind the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program (IBRP) – the plan to expand I-5 bridge between Vancouver and Portland across the Columbia River – have it all wrong. While other advocates have proposed alternatives to the highway expansion, like congestion pricing or a … Read more