The Sellwood Bridge contractor is working on punch list and erosion control tasks as construction wraps up.
West Side Trail Bridge: On February 23, the bridge that connects the west side regional trail with the south sidewalk of the Sellwood Bridge opened for public use. The bridge travels under the west end of the Sellwood Bridge.
Bridge Sidewalks: On weekdays from February 27 to March 10 workers will use a snooper manlift on the bridge sidewalks to perform work on the structure below the deck. Bicyclists and pedestrians will follow a short-detour around the manlift. Work will begin on the south sidewalk, then shift to the north. A second snooper will be in use on the sidewalks the week of February 27-March 3.Read More
The Sellwood Bridge contractor is working on punch list tasks as construction wraps up.
Question of the Week: Why the hazard markers in the river? Several people have asked us recently about two hazard markers rising from an object in the river near the bridge. The poles mark the location of a concrete river pier from the old Sellwood Bridge. This pier could not be removed during construction of the new bridge so it will be removed during the in-water work period this summer.
Hwy 43: There will be brief traffic delays on Tuesday, Feb. 21 during non-peak hours in the through lanes under the bridge as workers in a manlift adjust overhead signs.Read More
north sidewalk of the Sellwood Bridge, near the east side, during the week
of Feb. 20. The work is on the bridge's fire protection system. North
sidewalk traffic will be re-routed around the small work zone. Read More
Old Sellwood Bridge in the News: Rachel Ginocchio is the parent of a student at Sellwood Middle School. When the old Sellwood Bridge was taken down, Rachel asked the contractor for some debris from the old bridge. She and her artistic friends turned that debris into keepsakes and items like bottle openers that were sold. Last week the group donated $7,800 raised from their sales to Sellwood Middle School.
The donation was announced at the dedication ceremony for a section of old Sellwood Bridge railing that is now in front of the Sellwood Moreland Improvement League’s (SMILE) building on SE 13th Ave. at SE Tenino St. Thanks to our general contractor the Slayden-Sundt Joint Venture for donating the bridge debris and railing for these worthwhile community causes.Read More