Heading into the July 9 Sellwood Bridge Community Advisory Committee (CAC), long-time members like Heather Nelson Koch reached out to neighbors to express concern about the project’s just-announced budget and proposed design changes.
Blogger Karen I. Westphalen has created another installment in her series of slideshows featuring images and audio about the construction of the new Sellwood Bridge.
Mikyoung Kim stands beside the roar of traffic at the east end of the Sellwood Bridge and imagines three years into the future. Instead of a strip club and an empty, weedy lot welcoming vehicles to the history-minded Sellwood neighborhood, the slender woman in heels and crisp, tailored slacks sees a calmer thoroughfare with bike lanes, sidewalks, bioswales and trees. Read the article at OregonLive.com.
Multnomah County’s Board of County Commissioners approved the final design for the new Sellwood Bridge today, advancing the $299 million project to the construction phase.
The final design includes:
- Steel deck arch bridge
- A symmetrical bridge deck design with two traffic lanes, two bike lane/shoulders, and two multi-use raised paths for bicyclists and pedestrians
- One-stage bridge construction using a detour bridge
- New access to Macadam Bay floating homes on the south side of Freeman Motors
- Westside regional trail along trolley line from bridge to S.W. Miles Place
- Limited bridge closure during construction