Columbia River Crossing gets downsized

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Columbia River Crossing officials suggested a new downsized plan for the bridge that could cut the price by $650 million.

In the face of mounting financial questions and public skepticism, the CRC said it was time for "a reality check." 
By eliminating most planned improvements to the Marine Drive interchange and three interchanges in Vancouver, the CRC told an Oregon Legislative committee that it can cut the estimated cost of the project from $3.1 billion to $2.45 billion. Oregon's needed contribution to the project could be reduced as well from $450 million to $300 million.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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