Columbia River Gorge residents and travelers are invited to give feedback on plans to replace the aging and obsolete Hood River-White Salmon Bridge by completing a brief online survey here: https://survey.participate.online/s3/Hood-River-White-Salmon-Bridge-Replacement-Project-Survey
(English and Spanish versions available; please note the link is case sensitive)
All informational materials from a Dec. 10 community meeting are now available online on the Bridge Replacement Project Resources page.
Significant efforts to replace the 90-year-old Hood River-White Salmon Bridge have been underway for the past two decades. During the project’s earlier phases, community members recommended a new bridge be located just west of the existing bridge with two vehicle lanes and a wide pathway for bicyclists and pedestrians. The next essential step requires completing the environmental review before construction funding may be sought. A new bridge would improve the movement of people and goods across the Columbia River. The proposed replacement bridge also would address challenges with river navigation, vehicle traffic flow, safety, and pedestrian and bicycle travel between Oregon and Washington.
In 2018, the Port of Hood River secured $5 million in Oregon state funding to continue the bridge replacement project with community partners and complete the environmental review process. The Port of Hood River owns and maintains the bridge.