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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 Notice for Oct. 24

Bent 4 column forms

Bent 4 column forms

Field Work Update - October 24, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays until 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor builds west side 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. 

Saturday lane closures:  On Saturdays through October the contractor will close lanes on Hwy. 43 north of the bridge during drilling for tie-back anchors for the west retaining walls. One lane will remain open in each direction during the work.

Night Work on Hwy. 43:  Three lanes will also be closed on Hwy. 43 on weeknights from Oct. 27 – Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during installation of a new storm drain system at the base of the west side retaining walls.  Flaggers will direct traffic on a single open lane.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for Oct. 16

Concrete pour at east river pier, wide

Concrete pour at east river pier, wide

Field Work Update - October 16, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays until 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor builds west side 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. 

Saturday lane closures:  During the day on Saturday, Oct. 18 the contractor will close lanes on Hwy. 43 north of the bridge during drilling for tie-back anchors for the west retaining walls. One lane will remain open in each direction during the work.

Night Work on Hwy. 43:  Three lanes will also be closed on Hwy. 43 on weeknights, as early as Oct. 20 through 30 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during installation of a new storm drain system at the base of the west side retaining walls.  Flaggers will direct traffic on a single open lane.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for Oct. 10

East Tacoma Paving

East Tacoma Paving

Field Work Update - October 10, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays until 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor builds west side 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. 

New Waterline: This week the contractor will be excavating the east side of Hwy 43 in preparation for round the clock installation of a new waterline the following week. Traffic will be shifted slightly to the west.

Sellwood Bridge delays:  Motorists should expect delays on the Sellwood Bridge as concrete trucks access Tacoma and Spokane streets from 6 a.m. October 16 through early evening October 17 for a 36 hour continuous concrete pour for Bent 5.  The public is encouraged to find alternate routes during this time period.

Weekend work: Crews will be working next few Saturdays on the NW retaining walls.  Double lane closures will be necessary.  Please use caution when traveling through the area.

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Sellwood Bridge construction traffic alert for Oct. 8

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Sellwood Bridge construction is expected to impact traffic on the bridge and SE Tacoma St. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m. One of the two traffic lanes will be closed at the east end of the bridge while crews complete the repair of an expansion joint in the deck. (This work was re-scheduled for Oct. 8.) Flaggers will direct two-way traffic on the open lane. Additional truck traffic is also expected on Wednesday at the east end of the bridge, due to paving work on the new east approach. Travelers can avoid delays by using alternate routes such as the Ross Island Bridge.


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