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About the Project

The Sellwood Bridge project is an ongoing effort by Multnomah County to replace this 88-year old Willamette River crossing with a new, seismically-sound structure that offers upgraded facilities for all users. The new bridge will open in January 2016. The bridge is open to traffic. 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 Update for May 22

Bridge arches placed

Bridge arches placed

Field Work Notice - May 22, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Tacoma Street:  Flaggers continue to direct traffic near 6th Ave. and Tacoma St. when construction trucks are accessing the work zone on the north side of Tacoma St. Note that there are several phases to the work at this intersection, with traffic being shifted during each phase.  Please use caution in this area. 

Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: Southbound lane closures are expected next week north of the bridge before 4 pm.

Sellwood Bridge (east end):  Traffic movements on the bridge may be briefly interrupted Tuesday and Wednesday of next week for removal of traffic barriers.  This will take place after the morning commute

City of Portland BES Project:  The City will continue to work through July on SW Taylors Ferry Road near SW Macadam Ave. This work is not related to the Sellwood Bridge project. For information, visit the BES project website.

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Aerial Photo Gallery, May 2012 - March 2015

Aerial photo May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015

Updated May 19, 2015

Photos courtesy of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for May 15

Steelworker on east river span

Field Work Notice - May 15, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Tacoma Street:  Flaggers direct traffic near 6th Ave. and Tacoma St. when construction trucks are accessing the work zone on the north side of Tacoma St.

Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: Southbound lane closures are expected next week north of the bridge before 4 pm.

City of Portland BES Project:  SW Taylors Ferry Road near SW Macadam Ave. will be impacted by city sewer construction this weekend from 8 pm on Friday, May 15 until as late as 6 am on Monday, May 18. A total closure is planned Friday night. This work is not related to the Sellwood Bridge project. For information, visit the BES project website.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for May 8

Steelworkers prepare river Span 5 for spandrel columns

Steelworkers prepare river Span 5 for spandrel columns

Field Work Notice - May 8, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Tacoma Street:  Flaggers direct traffic near 6th Ave. and Tacoma St. when construction trucks are accessing the work zone on the north side of Tacoma St.

Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: Southbound lane closures are expected next week north of the bridge before 4 pm.

City of Portland BES Project:  SW Taylors Ferry Road near SW Macadam Ave. will be impacted by city sewer construction this weekend from 8 pm on Friday, May 8 until as late as 6 am on Monday, May 11. Work is also planned the following weekend. This work is not related to the Sellwood Bridge project. For information, visit the BES project website.

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