Interstate Bridge Replacement Program asks residents to weigh in

An online survey will go live next week to collect public input on the design and planning of a potential replacement for the I-5 bridge

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s a long haul ahead, but the Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) Program, now in year two, is moving forward with “the pedal to metal, without taking any shortcuts,” according to Program Administrator Greg Johnson, who joined the team about a year ago.

The century-old Interstate Bridge, built on wooden piers, now carries 143,000 cars and $71M of commerce a day. It’s been deemed “doomed to fail” when a major Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake strikes. There are day-to-day impacts

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