Last night City Council voted to move forward on purchasing an easement on the island to Minto-Brown Park. A Public Hearing on October 25th will guide the height and cost of the bridge - estimates range from $5.6M to $11.4M. Because of 18th and 19th century laws regulating river commerce - laws from a time when our river system was the interstate! - the Willamette River Queen and Coast Guard essentially determine the choices among which the City and public must choose.
More later when the hearing details and report are published.
(See yesterday's City Council note for links to the other reports.)