Washington State House Passes Bill to “Jumpstart Plans” for Replacing I-5 Bridge

Associated Press reports, “Washington’s House of Representatives has passed a bill [HB 2095] seeking to jumpstart plans for replacing the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. KOIN-TV reports that the measure, filed by Vancouver Democrat Sharon Wylie, aims to start preliminary planning work related to the project. It’s one of the first steps in getting a new bridge project going after the last effort, the proposed Columbia River Crossing, fell apart in 2014 after tens of millions of dollars were spent.”