Oregon

Salem Holds Public Hearing On Third Willamette Bridge

AP | Nov. 5, 2012 7:05 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

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The Salem City Council is holding a public meeting Monday evening at City Hall to hear a task force recommendation for the design of a proposed third bridge over the Willamette River in the city.

The bridge would ease traffic congestion and improve access to Interstate 5 for resident and businesses west of the river. Opponents question the need for the bridge and the cost and funding.

The Statesman Journal reports  cost estimates range from about $150 million to about $700 million. Most of the revenue would have to be generated from local taxes and tolls.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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