VANCOUVER – After the Columbia River Crossing bridge deal fell through, a Washington State auditor is questioning where millions paid by the state went, according to an Oregonian report.
Washington called for an audit of the $188 million it spent on the proposed $3.5 billion project, which would have built a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.
Now, the auditor says millions were not properly documented.
The Oregonian reports that Washington paid nearly $17 million to dozens of subcontractors for the project.
The audit says most of the money that went to about 30 subcontractors could have been acceptable but they did not submit proper overhead and profit documentation to the general contractor.