OR, WA: Tolls are a ‘given’ for new I-5 bridge as lawmakers talk replacement

Project leaders have yet to come up with a new design for a replacement bridge, with a significant amount of work ahead. For Tuesday’s discussion on funding, project leaders said they adjusted plans from the Columbia River Crossing, the previous bridge-replacement plan that was scrapped in 2014.

According to the draft conceptual finance plan, the project could cost between $3.2 and $4.8 billion. Again, those numbers are based off adjustments to previous work on the CRC, not a new bridge plan.