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Regarding the old bridge over the Willamette River and its replacement, I have one simple question. It has been repeatedly stated that the bridge's single lane is a severe problem. Why are there not two lanes?

I ask because I remember quite clearly that many times, riding in my parents' 1964 Chrysler New Yorker, that we would meet log trucks coming the other direction from us on that bridge, and passing them! How can a very large log truck and a very large car pass each other on that bridge (which was the only bridge across the Willamette at Corvallis back then) and yet now we can't have two lanes on the very same bridge? I don't think anyone washed that bridge in too hot a wash cycle, now, do you?

Camille Partridge

Philomath (Aug. 1)

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