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Sellwood Bridge to close for weekend construction

By Elliot Njus, The Oregonian - April 13, 2016

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The Sellwood Bridge will close to auto traffic Saturday morning for construction work, but should reopen in time for the Monday morning commute.

Multnomah County said Tuesday it needed to close the bridge to remove temporary framing used to shape the bridge's concrete construction. Though the framing materials are below the bridge, they have to be lowered by cranes on the bridge deck.

Read the full story on OregonLive.com


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for April 8

Installing concrete forms for face of Hwy 43 ramp wall

Installing concrete forms for face of Hwy 43 ramp wall

Field Work Notice - April 8, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • 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.
  • From April 18 – 25, Hwy. 43 will be reduced to one lane in each direction north of the bridge to allow the contractor to remove the median and do grading and paving in preparation for the second through lane under the bridge. The inside lanes need to be closed around the clock during this work.
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Sellwood Bridge Closing Again - But Just for a Weekend

By Colin Miner, PortlandPatch - April 1, 2016

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If you've gotten used to the new Sellwood Bridge being open, get ready for it to be closed again.

That's the word from Multnomah County.

The weekend of April 16-17, the bridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic so workers can set up cranes on the lower deck to allow more construction.

Read the full article on PortlandPatch.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for April 1

Field Work Notice - April 1, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • 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.
  • An outside lane of Hwy. 43 is sometimes closed north of the bridge during off peak hours on weekdays.
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