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Y'know that bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis a few years back? They replaced it with a new, presumably structurally sound bridge in under a year. Yes, this bridge is bigger, and the process involves a multiplicity of political entities, but honestly, do they want to a new bridge over the Columbia or not? Just build a fuckin' bridge!
Realistically. most of the cost is in the interchanges, not the bridge. The Oregon interchanges at Marine and Janzen cost a fortune so giant triple trucks can have sweeping curves. So in order to keep the spending even between Oregon and Washington, Vancouver is getting new interchanges that don't need replacing. Costly dirty little secret.
FWIW, I like the cable-stayed bridge.
Instead we get a gateway to shitville, going both ways. To Vancouver I can understand (sorry vancouver) but to Portland? Ugh.