All interested parties are notified that the Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District has received a request for a Preliminary Navigation Determination for the proposed Hood River – White Salmon Highway Bridge Replacement Project. The Hood River-White Salmon Bridge replacement project (the Project; formerly named the State Route 35 [SR 35] Columbia River Crossing Project) would construct a replacement bridge and remove the existing bridge between White Salmon, Washington and Hood River, Oregon. This PN is soliciting for comments exclusively related to navigation. The public is highly encouraged to carefully review this notice, and attached diagrams and then provide comments with regard to the proposed bridge’s ability to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.Read More
Bridge Replacement Project Updates
Welcome to the project blog for the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge replacement project. Authored by Kevin Greenwood, Port of Hood River Bridge Replacement Project Director, this blog will be the repository for the most up-to-date information on the progress toward replacement. It will house important announcements on policy decisions, agency partnerships, project milestones, as well as provide public access to important documents.
Replacing the bridge is a very high priority for our Port and the whole Gorge community. The Port commission is committed to replacing this critical piece of interstate transportation infrastructure as quickly as possible in an open and transparent process. We invite you to explore this blog and follow along as we take each significant step toward replacing the bridge.
For questions or comments, contact:
Kevin Greenwood, Project Director
Port of Hood River
(d) (541) 436-0797
(c) (541) 961-9517
Project staff are reaching out to Columbia River vessel owners and operators in February and March to gain information on size and types of vessels that transit under the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge. Information is needed to ensure the replacement bridge will continue to allow for commerce and recreation up and downstream of the bridge.Read More
Originally published on Wednesday, February 27, this article by Emily Fitzgerald reports on the EIS Working Group’s second meeting, including the WSP report on the results of the bridge replacement public input survey. Read the article on the Hood River News website here.Read More
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your thoughts with us in December and January. We heard from nearly 700 people. Your input helps guide this project so it will work best for the Gorge and its residents.Read More
Originally published on Friday, December 21, 2018, this article by Emily Fitzgerald provides details on the first open-house style community meeting dedicated to the bridge replacement Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) process, required by the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).Read More