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Sellwood Bridge on Schedule for November Ribbon-Cutting, But Slightly Over Budget

By Kristian Foden-Vencil, OPB - July 31, 2016

The Sellwood Bridge is open again, after paving this weekend.

But commuters will have to wait until Thanksgiving before it’s completely finished.

The old green steel that used to be the Sellwood Bridge has been cut into a half dozen pieces. Most of it is now on barges waiting to be taken away.

Work will soon start on an art project. Multnomah County spokesman Mike Pullen said it’ll be a series of 23 statues, each about 14 feet high.  

Read the full story on OPB's website.

Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice - July 30, 2016

The Sellwood Bridge will reopen to all traffic modes no later than 7:30 pm tonight, Saturday, July 30.  The bridge has been closed since Thursday morning while the contractor paved the approaches to the bridge and the ramps of the Highway 43 interchange at the west end of the bridge.  A crane was also positioned on the new bridge to lift several sections of the old bridge and set them onto a river barge.  The bridge was originally scheduled to reopen to traffic on Sunday morning, but the contractor was able to complete work ahead of schedule.

Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice – July 28, 2016

Old Sellwood truss sections and river piles on barges

Old Sellwood truss sections and river piles on barges

Field Work Notice - July 28, 2016


Bridge Closure: The Sellwood Bridge is closed to all users from 6 am on Thursday, July 28 until no later than 6 am on Sunday, July 31 due to paving and other work.  The Ross Island and I-205 Abernethy bridges are alternate crossings, while bicyclists and pedestrians can use the Tilikum Crossing and Hawthorne bridges. Highway 43 remains open. During the closure, the City of Portland will pave SE Tacoma St. between SE 6th Ave. and SE 17th Ave.

Cemetery Entrance: The entrance to historic River View Cemetery from Highway 43 at the west end of the Sellwood Bridge will be paved the night of July 29. Bicyclists and pedestrians can use the entrance to access the Westside regional trail north of the bridge while the bridge is closed. The entrance is closed to motor vehicles until Monday, August 1. Motor vehicles can enter the cemetery from SW Taylors Ferry Road or SW Boones Ferry Road.

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Sellwood Bridge will be closed Thursday through Sunday for paving

By KGW Staff, KGW.com - July 27, 2016

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Sellwood Bridge will be closed Thursday through Sunday for paving.

In preparation for the construction project, two lanes of Highway 43 will be closed near the bridge Wednesday night from 7 p.m. until Thursday morning. One lane will remain open in either direction.

The Sellwood Bridge will close at 6 a.m. on Thursday morning and is scheduled to reopen Sunday morning. The east approach to the bridge and westside interchange ramps through Highway 43 will be paved by contractors.

Read the full article on KGW.com.