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Work on north Sellwood Bridge sidewalk week of Feb. 20

Please note that a contractor will be working on a short section of the
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.

Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice - February 9, 2017

Donation to Sellwood Middle School

Donation to Sellwood Middle School

Field Work Notice - February 9, 2017

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.

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Traffic Alert: Signal work at east end of Sellwood Bridge during non-peak hours on Feb. 9

Project Notice - February 8, 2017

On Thursday, February 9 from 9 am until some time before the afternoon commute, a contractor will be working on the traffic signal at SE 6th Ave. and SE Tacoma St. at the east end of the Sellwood Bridge. The westbound left turn signal on Tacoma St. will be turned off for several hours during the work. Drivers can turn left from Tacoma at SE 7th Ave. and cross streets to the east during the work. The eastbound left turn from Tacoma St. to 6th Ave. will also be closed for several hours during the work, so eastbound drivers will need to turn left at a street to the east.

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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