- Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An amendment to a bill to construct a bridge over the Deschutes River has been approved.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/2qKWwaO ) the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill 3-2 Thursday to build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge only in a location that begins at Bend’s urban growth boundary and extends approximately 520 feet (158.5 meters).

Without that approval, the bill would have died under the Legislature’s Friday deadline for bills in committee to either move to the floor of the House and Senate or expire.

The bill now goes to the full Senate. If approved, it would return to the House for a vote to approve the new amendment. If the bill is approved, it would then go to Gov. Kate Brown for approval or veto.

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