Oregon Senate OKs bridge bonds

Oregon Senate OKs bridge bonds

The Oregon Senate approved $450 million in bonds to help pay for the proposed Columbia River Crossing.

The Senate’s bipartisan 18-11 vote sends the message to Washington state and Washington, D.C. that Oregon is ready to move ahead.

Oregon will be able to sell the bonds only if Washington state comes up with its $450 million share, the federal government agrees to contribute more than $1 billion and the U.S. Coast Guard issues building permits by Sept. 30, 2013.

Read more at The Bend Bulletin.

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