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About the Project

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. The new bridge will open open to traffic at 6 am on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The bridge is open to traffic. Drivers should allow extra time to cross the bridge on weekdays due to construction.

Project News - Detour Bridge is OPEN

The Sellwood Bridge will be closed to all users from February 25 at 7 pm until March 1 at 6 am while the contractor prepares to open the new bridge to traffic.

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.

Celebrating the Old, Welcoming the New

Project Update - February 10, 2016

The old Sellwood Bridge will close to traffic at 7 pm on Thursday, February 25 and the new bridge will open to traffic on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 am.

While a lot of construction still remains after the new bridge opens to traffic, two celebrations are planned to mark these major milestones.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for February 5

Excavating for southbound Hwy 43 ramp to bridge

Excavating for southbound Hwy 43 ramp to bridge

Field Work Notice - February 5, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • The new bridge is scheduled to open to traffic on Tuesday, March 1 by 6 am. The detour bridge will close to all traffic (motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians) for four days beginning Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm. The closure will allow the contractor to dismantle the jump span between the bridges and set up the next traffic stage.   
  • The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is sometimes closed north of the bridge between 7 am and 4 pm on weekdays.
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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for January 28

Handrail installed on north parapet wall

Handrail installed on north parapet wall

Field Work Notice - January 28, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • This week the southbound Hwy. 43 onramp to the Sellwood Bridge was shifted west. The shift allows the contractor to build the east half of the ramp and the second through lane under the bridge. Be alert for construction work in this area.
  • The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is sometimes closed north of the bridge between 7 am and 4 pm on weekdays.
  • The new bridge is scheduled to open to traffic on Tuesday, March 1 by 6 am. The detour bridge will close to all traffic (motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians) for four days beginning Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm. The closure will allow the contractor to dismantle the jump span between the bridges and set up the next traffic stage.   
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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for January 22

Pouring concrete for north parapet wall

Pouring concrete for north parapet wall

Field Work Notice - posted January 23, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • On Monday, January 25 the contractor will shift southbound traffic approaching the bridge west against the retaining wall. This will allow the contractor to build the east half of the ramp and the second through lane under the bridge.  Expect southbound traffic delays on Monday before 4 pm during the traffic change.
  • The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is sometimes closed north of the bridge between 7 am and 4 pm on weekdays.
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