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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Oregon legislators debate financing the Columbia River Crossing bridge project without Washington.

A proposal to fund the bridge with money from Oregon, Washington, tolling revenue and the federal government fell apart last year when key Washington lawmakers objected to the project's extension of Portland's light-rail network into Vancouver, Wash. Oregon is now considering going forward on its own, dropping planned highway improvements on the Washington side of the bridge. Other transportation priorities have eclipsed the Columbia River bridge in Washington state.

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