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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. 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 - May 27, 2016

Girders were trucked to the bridge and hoisted by two cranes- web

Girders were trucked to the bridge and hoisted by two cranes- web

Field Work Notice - May 27, 2016

This will likely be the last field work notice until the week of June 13 due to staff schedules.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Highway 43: Along Highway 43 north and south of the bridge, concrete will be poured next week for the foundations of permanent traffic signs. Outside traffic lanes will be closed during some non-peak hours for the concrete pours.

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Traffic Alert: Sellwood Bridge has reopened

The Sellwood Bridge reopened to traffic at 8:15 pm tonight, ahead of schedule. The bridge was closed to traffic at 6 am today so that 13 concrete girders could be installed for four spans of the east approach to the new bridge. The girders weighed up to 75,000 pounds each.

Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for May 19

Concrete river pier columns painted to match steel arches

Concrete river pier columns painted to match steel arches

Field Work Notice - May 19, 2016

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TRAFFIC ALERTS

Friday, May 20 Bridge Closure: The Sellwood Bridge will be closed to all users from 6 am on Friday, May 20 until as late as 6 am on Saturday, May 21 during installation of concrete girders for the north half of the east approach. The Ross Island and Abernethy (I-205) bridges are the nearest alternate routes. A news alert will be sent out as soon as the bridge reopens.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for May 12

Removing deck from west work bridge

Removing deck from west work bridge

Field Work Notice - May 12, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 northbound through lane opens:  The northbound through lane of Hwy. 43 has opened on the lower level of the interchange.  Both through lanes are now open, eliminating the need for through traffic to pass the traffic signal on the upper level.

Friday, May 20 Bridge Closure: A bridge closure is planned from 6 am on Friday, May 20 until as late as 6 am on Saturday, May 21 to allow the contractor to install pre-stressed concrete girders for the north half of the east approach. The closure will impact motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians.

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