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Historic Sellwood Bridge is For Sale

Project Notice - August 12, 2014

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After nearly 90 years of public service, the Sellwood Bridge could have a new owner and a new home. The bridge has been designated a historic resource which requires it to be made available for historic reuse before it is removed to make way for the new Sellwood Bridge. Multnomah County is accepting proposals to buy the bridge until September 12, 2014.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for August 8

Installation of concrete girder for west approach span

Installation of concrete girder for west approach span


Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays until 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor builds the retaining walls.   

  • On Saturday, August 9 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. one northbound lane will be closed near the cemetery entrance during preparation work for next week’s paving.
  • From Monday to Wednesday, August 11 – 13, paving and striping work south of the bridge will add to traffic congestion during the work day, due to trucks entering and exiting the work zone from the southbound lane and concrete barricades being moved. 

A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north and south of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

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Sellwood Bridge traffic alert for Aug. 5 - 6


Traffic congestion is expected on the Sellwood Bridge and near the bridge on Highway 43 today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to heavy construction activity. Long trucks are delivering concrete girders on August 5 and 6 for the west approach to the new bridge, Other construction work requires a southbound lane of Highway 43 to be closed north and south of the bridge. Travelers may want to consider using alternate routes such as the Ross Island Bridge to avoid delays.

More girders to be installed on Portland's new Sellwood Bridge

By Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian - August 4, 2014

Work on the new Sellwood Bridge across the Willamette River continued Thursday as workers put in forms for the concrete decking on the east side of the bridge. The decking will sit atop and between girders that were put in place last May.

Read more at OregonLive.com