Ontario mayor sets his sights on the future with proposal to build new bridge across the Snake River

Ontario Mayor Riley Hill wants to see a new bridge built across the Snake River to link Ontario with Fruitland. (The Enterprise/FILE)

CORRECTION UPDATE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to Southwest 18th Avenue as Southwest 18th Street. The Enterprise apologizes for the error.

ONTARIO – Mayor Riley Hill has a pretty big idea.

Hill wants to build a bridge from the end of Southwest 18th Avenue in Ontario over Interstate 84 and the Snake River to connect to Fruitland.

Hill said he knows his idea isn’t going to materialize soon. He already figured that into his plan. Yet Hill said he believes that to have a large infrastructure project become a reality takes years of planning.

“It won’t happen in my lifetime but if . . .