Abandoned I-5 bridge project cost $200M

Abandoned I-5 bridge project cost $200M

The Columbia River Crossing paid $199,499,108 to 171 companies, consultants and others in the last 10 years.

Portland-based David Evans and Associateswas the big winner with more than $44.3 million in billings either paid or accrued. David Evans was the CRC's general engineering consultant and played a central role in hiring and paying the project's dozens of smaller contractors.

The CRC spent nearly $10 million on public relations and political consulting firms, perhaps not surprising for a project that became controversial and highly politicized.

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