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Sellwood Bridge named Project of the Year

By DJC Staff, DJC Oregon - May 18, 2017

More than 600 people gathered at the Oregon Convention Center Thursday evening to help the Daily Journal of Commerce pay tribute to more than 30 outstanding projects completed in 2016 in Oregon or Southwest Washington.

The annual competition, now in its 23rd year, is regarded as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular building industry events. This year’s competition drew more than 95 entries in 10 categories, including new construction of private, public, mixed-use and multifamily buildings, infrastructure and transportation projects.

The replacement of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland was named the 2017 Project of the Year. The honor is given to a project that earns the highest overall score in the competition. In giving the project an almost perfect score, judges gave nods to the project team, including general contractor Slayden-Sundt Joint Venture, T.Y. Lin International Group and project owner Multnomah County, for an outstanding effort coordinating many components, using DMWESB subcontractors effectively and tapping innovative solutions to overcome challenges.

Read the full article on DJC Oregon's website.


T.Y. Lin International Wins 2017 ACEC Honor Award for Sellwood Bridge Replacement

Maribel Castillo Executive Director, T.Y. Lin International - April 26, 2017

T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized, full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the Sellwood Bridge Replacement project (Sellwood Bridge) in Portland, Oregon, has received an Honor Award in the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). TYLI served as Prime Consultant, Final Design, on the fast-track project, working closely with the Project Owner, Multnomah County, design subconsultant CH2M, and Construction Manager/General Contractor, Slayden/Sundt Joint Venture. The 2017 Honor Award was presented to the TYLI team at the ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on April 25, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

The Sellwood Bridge across the Willamette River opened to traffic on February 29, 2016, and replaces a deteriorating fixed span structure built in 1925. The 1,976-foot-long bridge, 1,275 feet of which is a steel deck arch, features three arch spans that support the 63- to 90-foot-wide deck of the main river spans. The new, seismically resilient bridge carries two 12-foot-wide vehicular lanes, two 6.5-foot-wide bike lanes/emergency shoulders, and two 12-foot-wide shared-use sidewalks. TYLI also designed the bridge to accommodate future streetcar service.

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New Sellwood structure stands out in Bridgetown

By Kent Hohlfeld, Architecture and Engineering - January 20, 2017

One of the most expensive and intensive transportation projects in Portland in recent memory was honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Oregon chapter on Wednesday. The organization named the Sellwood Bridge replacement, as submitted by T.Y. Lin International Group, its project of the year for 2016 during its annual awards ceremony.

“It is a great honor anytime you spend all the years we have spent on this,” said David Goodyear, chief bridge engineer for T.Y. Lin International. “It’s what we work for: a happy client and recognition for the works we do.”

T.Y. Lin International served as the lead architect for the nearly $320 million project – the costliest for Multnomah County at the time it moved forward. The firm also served as the lead structural engineer responsible for bridge design alternatives, and as the engineer of record for the replacement bridge. In addition, T.Y. Lin International oversaw bridge, roadway, architectural, electrical, environmental permitting, geotechnical and landslide stabilization design teams. The firm also led the quality control program for the bridge, which opened to traffic in February 2016.

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How Come TriMet Has Exactly Zero Routes That Use Our Beautiful, New Sellwood Bridge?

By Marty Smith, Willamette Week - January 17, 2017

How come TriMet has exactly zero routes that use our beautiful, new Sellwood Bridge? If you want go from, say, Milwaukie to Lake Oswego, you still have to go through downtown. Could we have at least one east-west route? —Austin

What a shocking oversight—you'd think the well-heeled machers of Lake Oswego would have descended on City Hall long ago, demanding that the unwashed hordes of Milwaukie be provided easier access to Lake O's manicured lawns, country clubs and insincere water sculptures.

Read the full article on Willamette Week's website.


Willamette Shore Trolley could resume trips to Portland

By Anthony Macuk, Portland Tribune - January 2, 2017

Residents and train enthusiasts celebrated the return of the Willamette Shore Trolley three years ago, when Lake Oswego acquired a pair of vintage trolley cars from TriMet. Service had been suspended since 2010, after the city's two original trolleys broke down.

But one of the new trolleys is still being refurbished, and while the other has been operating since 2013, it's only been traveling as far as Powers Marine Park before heading back to Lake Oswego. Neither trolley has traveled all the way to the line's north end at the Bancroft Street station.

Now, that's about to change.

Read the full article on the Portland Tribune's website.