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About the Project

Multnomah County has led the effort to replace this 90-year old Willamette River crossing with a new, seismically-sound structure that offers upgraded facilities for all users. Traffic on the new bridge is open. Major work on the bridge is complete. Clean up work and construction on the ground will continue into early 2017.

This project is an ongoing effort by Multnomah County to replace this 90-year old Willamette River crossing with a new, seismically-sound structure that offers upgraded facilities for all users. Traffic on the new bridge is now open, though drivers should allow extra time to cross the bridge on weekdays due to construction.

Project News - Bridge is OPEN

The space below features news articles, press releases, meeting notices, and other material about the project. Feel free to contact us if you see something we should include.

Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice - February 23, 2017

Restored condo parking area on northeast side of Sellwood Bridge

Restored condo parking area on northeast side of Sellwood Bridge

Field Work Notice - February 23, 2017

The Sellwood Bridge contractor is working on punch list and erosion control tasks as construction wraps up.

TRAFFIC

West Side Trail Bridge:  On February 23, the bridge that connects the west side regional trail with the south sidewalk of the Sellwood Bridge opened for public use.  The bridge travels under the west end of the Sellwood Bridge.

Bridge Sidewalks:  On weekdays from February 27 to March 10 workers will use a snooper manlift on the bridge sidewalks to perform work on the structure below the deck. Bicyclists and pedestrians will follow a short-detour around the manlift.  Work will begin on the south sidewalk, then shift to the north. A second snooper will be in use on the sidewalks the week of February 27-March 3.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice - February 17, 2017

Hazard markers for old bridge pier that will be removed in summer 2017

Hazard markers for old bridge pier that will be removed in summer 2017

Field Work Notice - February 17, 2017

The Sellwood Bridge contractor is working on punch list tasks as construction wraps up.

Question of the Week: Why the hazard markers in the river? Several people have asked us recently about two hazard markers rising from an object in the river near the bridge.  The poles mark the location of a concrete river pier from the old Sellwood Bridge.  This pier could not be removed during construction of the new bridge so it will be removed during the in-water work period this summer.

TRAFFIC

Hwy 43: There will be brief traffic delays on Tuesday, Feb. 21 during non-peak hours in the through lanes under the bridge as workers in a manlift adjust overhead signs.

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Work on north Sellwood Bridge sidewalk week of Feb. 20

Please note that a contractor will be working on a short section of the
north sidewalk of the Sellwood Bridge, near the east side, during the week
of Feb. 20. The work is on the bridge's fire protection system. North
sidewalk traffic will be re-routed around the small work zone. Read More

Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice - February 9, 2017

Donation to Sellwood Middle School

Donation to Sellwood Middle School

Field Work Notice - February 9, 2017

Old Sellwood Bridge in the News:  Rachel Ginocchio is the parent of a student at Sellwood Middle School. When the old Sellwood Bridge was taken down, Rachel asked the contractor for some debris from the old bridge.  She and her artistic friends turned that debris into keepsakes and items like bottle openers that were sold. Last week the group donated $7,800 raised from their sales to Sellwood Middle School. 

The donation was announced at the dedication ceremony for a section of old Sellwood Bridge railing that is now in front of the Sellwood Moreland Improvement League’s (SMILE) building on SE 13th Ave. at SE Tenino St.  Thanks to our general contractor the Slayden-Sundt Joint Venture for donating the bridge debris and railing for these worthwhile community causes.

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