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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oregon lawmakers rejected another bill to build a bridge across the Columbia River.

A two-state proposal to build the Columbia River Crossing passed Oregon’s Legislature in 2013 as a $3.4 billion project to reconfigure Interstate 5 between Portland and Vancouver, replace the I-5 bridge and extend Portland’s Tri-Met light-rail system into downtown Vancouver.

Oregon lawmakers approved the sale of $450 million in bonds last March, but Washington’s Legislature voted against providing its matching money.

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