The I-5 bridges span the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington states. Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year to resume discussions about replacing the two bridges, shown here in 2011. (Don Ryan / Associated Press file photo)

The I-5 bridges span the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington states. Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year to resume discussions about replacing the two bridges, shown here in 2011. (Don Ryan / Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: Resume talks to replace I-5’s Columbia River spans

Even 200 miles away, Snohomish County needs a reliable span across the Columbia River.

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