While interviewing County Commissioner David Madore back in January 2014, he broke some big news. Not only would there be an East County Bridge crossing the mighty Columbia River, we'd all be driving on it in five years! Certainly there are skeptics; there always are skeptics of those who have new visions. Heck Diogenes Laertius had his detractors about this round Earth suggestion. But could an East County Bridge really be up and running in just five years? As a public service, The Columbian is providing a five-year countdown cluck -- sorry, clock -- to keep us all on track. The clock began the moment Madore told me it would happen. Come back often to check back on the progress.

--Lou Brancaccio

Jan. 24, 2014
Clark County Commissioner David Madore tells Columbian Editor Lou Brancaccio in an interview that he thinks the east county bridge will be complete and toll free in five years.

March 6, 2014
In the State of the County address, Clark County Commissioner David Madore said we could be driving over an east county bridge in 5 years.

March 18, 2014
Former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard tells Clark County Commissioners David Madore he will kiss his butt in public if the east county bridge is done in 5 years.

March 28, 2014
State Reps. Paul Harris, Brandon Vick and Liz Pike weigh in on Madore's East County Bridge idea in an interview with The Columbian editorial board.

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