$3.5B Columbia River bridge project hit by 2 lawsuits

Planners of the $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing project between Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash., are facing two separate legal obstacles. The first lawsuit centers around the possible environmental impact of the project, while the second lawsuit claims that the planned height of the bridge isn't high enough to avoid disrupting ship traffic. "Large public works projects like this often get litigated; we were expecting it," said CRC spokeswoman Mandy Putney. "It's part of the process, and we feel very confident in the environmental review process that has been done over the last seven years."

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