Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney says he's not interested in building a new bridge over the Columbia River without the support of Washington state.
The Salem Democrat told The Oregonian that he doesn't want to be the person stopping the project, but he says Oregon risks creating ill will if it goes forward alone.
The original plan called for each state to contribute $450 million toward a $3.5 billion light-rail and freeway bridge linking Portland and Vancouver, Wash. But the project appeared dead when the Washington Senate did not approve that state's share of the funding.
Supporters in Oregon are trying to resurrect the plan by relying only on state money, the federal government and tolls.