Cable collapse highlight I-5 Bridge safety concerns (dupe-012623)

The aging Interstate Bridge between Oregon and Washington.

When Congress passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) last year, it provided a historic once-in-a-generation funding opportunity to improve our nation’s crumbling infrastructure systems.

As part of the funding package, $12.5 billion was designated for the most “economically significant bridges in the country.”

Chris Gorsek represents Oregon Senate District 25, including Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village and Troutdale. Susan McLain represents Oregon House District 29, including Forest Grove, Cornelius and west Hillsboro. Both are Democrats.