House Passes Bill to Reinforce Protections Along the Upper Deschutes River

A proposed bridge being considered for the last five years could face more hurdles after the House unanimously passed State Representative Gene Whisnant’s bill on Wednesday afternoon. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. The chairman of the board of directors for the Bend Park and Recreation District says if the bill becomes law, it could mean the end for any chance to build the bridge and connect the Deschutes River Trail from Tumalo to Sunriver.

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