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Sellwood Bridge to close for the 'Big Move'

Jonathan Maus, BikePortland.org - January 15, 2013

If riding across the Sellwood Bridge is part of your daily routine, you need to make other plans. The 1,100 foot long bridge is set to close from this Thursday January 17th - 24th while construction crews move it — yes, move it — to the north to make room for the new bridge. The old bridge will become the detour around ongoing construction.

Read the full article at BikePortland.org

Sellwood Bridge closure begins Thursday

KGW staff - January 12, 2013

The Sellwood Bridge will be closing in less than a week, and when it does, a big moving project will begin. Experts say the new Sellwood Bridge should be able to withstand an earthquake that is equal to the largest to hit Portland in the past 1,000 years.

Full story and video broadcast at KGW.com

Sellwood Bridge to be moved 66 feet north

KGW.com - January 9, 2013

In a marvel of engineering, the Sellwood Bridge will be moved 66 feet north on Jan. 19 as part of eventually replacing the span.

The bridge will completely close between 5 a.m. Jan. 17 and 7 a.m. Jan. 24, then reopen in its new configuration as a temporary detour.

Read the full article on KGW.com

Sellwood Bridge 'big slide' forces closure

Raymond Rendleman, Clackamas Review - 9 January, 2013

The Sellwood Bridge will close early on Thursday, Jan. 17, and a reconstructed span is scheduled to reopen by Thursday, Jan. 24, Multnomah County officials say.

The new truss span will be moved in a one-day operation on Saturday, Jan. 19, weather permitting. Highway 43 to the Ross Island Bridge to Highway 99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) will be the northern detour route. McLoughlin Boulevard to Interstate 205 (Abernethy Bridge at Oregon City and West Linn) is the southern detour route.

Read more at the PortlandTribune.com