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.Read More
WEST SIDE WORK
New Bridge and Interchange: In the interchange at the west end of the bridge, concrete was poured this week for the south half of the end panel, where the bridge transitions to land. The parapet wall on the south side of the interchange bridge will be poured this week. The outside girders of the interchange bridge will be stained next week.
Work continues on the two westside interchange ramps. On the southbound ramp from the bridge to Hwy. 43 concrete moment slabs and concrete barrier are being poured. Base paving for the ramp is scheduled late next week. On the north ramp that carries southbound traffic to the bridge, crews are also building a moment slab and overhang and installing conduit for lighting.Read More
The Sellwood Bridge reopened to traffic ahead of schedule today at 4:20 pm. The bridge closed this morning so a contractor could set up two cranes on the deck and lower concrete forms that were used to build the deck. The bridge was scheduled to open by Monday, April 18.
- The Sellwood Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles only from 7 am on Saturday, April 16 to no later than 6 am on Monday, April 18 for construction work. The bridge will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians, with short delays at times. The closure will allow the contractor to set up two cranes on the bridge deck that will lower falsework from the underside of the deck.