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Study looks at the possibilities of a new bridge in the Tri-Cities

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TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Could a new bridge be in store for the Tri-Cities? Leaders with the Benton Franklin Council of Government say the Blue Bridge connecting Pasco and Kennewick is too congested. Now they are looking for input a new option.

The project is called the Columbia River Crossing Study. They have put it all online.

Local leaders say right now there are 10 viable options along the Columbia, starting as far North as the Horn Rapids area and as far South as the Finley area.

Those options will be narrowed down to five, then three and ultimately they'll settle on one new bridge. This is will not be immediate, but likely years down the road. But before anything can be decided, they want to hear what you have to say.

Tonna Dole, with the Council of Government says, "We want to know what [you] think about it and we want to know where [you[ travel, and what [you] experience. The survey is totally anonymous, so your anonymity is protected."

Dole says the whole reason behind a new bridge is to relieve congestion on the Blue Bridge and create economic development.

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