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Willamette bridge reopens, I-90 jammed

Friday, October 12, 2012by  Jon Osterberg

With the Arch Bridge reopening Oct. 14, motorists now can cross the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn for the first time in 22 months. The distinctive 745-foot-long bridge, built in 1922, had its crumbling concrete exterior removed and workers sprayed new concrete over its steel frame, among other improvements. Read The Oregonian article.
    Meanwhile, motorists crossing the Cascades in Washington will face a major bottleneck for six days as a section of I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass constricts to just one lane in each direction. From 9 p.m. Oct. 14 until 7 a.m. Oct. 19, construction crews will pave transition lanes for a new five-mile stretch just north of the Lake Keechelus snowshed, where the freeway expands from four to six lanes. Read the DOT news release.

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