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Vancouver's mayor-elect says tolls may be needed for new Interstate Bridge

Anne McEnerny-Ogle speaks to supporters Tuesday night after winning the Vancouver mayor's race in a landslide. (KATU Photo)

This week’s election across the Columbia River from Portland could impact how we cross the river in the future.

Vancouver’s Mayor-Elect Anne McEnery-Ogle says she’s open to a replacement for the Interstate Bridge.

A bi-state project, known as the Columbia River Crossing, failed in 2014 when Washington lawmakers decided not to back it.

In an interview with OPB’s “All Things Considered,” McEnery-Ogle said since then federal funding for the project has dried up.

She thinks tolls will be needed to get the bridge built.

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