Group discusses idea of a new bridge for Coulee Dam


Last updated 5/19/2021 at 7:06am

Ken Stanger, right, listens as WSDOT Region Administrator Dave Biershbach sites the through line Stanger had pointed out for a possible new bridge. Biershbach said he'd also thought about a different route starting at the other end of Columbia Avenue. Facing Biershbach is State Rep. Keith Goehner. Mayor Bob Poch is in front him looking over the river. - Scott Hunter photo

A group of people met in Coulee Dam Tuesday to start a discussion about someday replacing the bridge over the Columbia River on SR-155.

The current bridge, built in 1935, is half as wide, at 20 feet, as the state Department of Transportation would like - not to mention every truck driver who finds it necessary to wait for traffic before making an illegal wide swing into oncoming lanes to be abl...

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