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Cost to replace burned Colfax trestle more than $5 million

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COLFAX, WA.  -- The cost to replace a railroad trestle destroyed by last summers wildfire outside of Colfax has climbed to more than $5 million.

The executive director of the Port of Whitman County, Joe Piore says preliminary estimates originally were $1 to $2 million.  The increase has the Washington State Department of Transportations rail division looking for alternatives. The trestle burned in a fire that burned nearly 4,000 acres.

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