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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 the fall of 2015. 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 July 21

Sidewalk forms on east approach Span 10

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (except from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north and south of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.   On July 22 only, the bicycle/pedestrian path between the old Staff Jennings driveway and the entrance to Macadam Bay will be shifted west while a subcontractor does some exploratory work related to an underground waterline. Traffic lanes will be shifted to accommodate this work.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 14

Columns for Hwy 43 interchange ramp

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (except from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

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Aerial Photo Gallery, May 2012 - June 2014

Aerial photo June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

Updated July 9, 2014

Photos courtesy of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 6

At east river pier, concrete forms for pier wall and angel wings

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures:

  • The outside northbound lane of Highway 43 will be closed south of the bridge during the day after 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8 – 9 when seventeen concrete girders are installed for Span 1.
  • The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (except from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.
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