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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 7

East approach column work near Springwater Trail

East approach column work near Springwater Trail

Field Work Update - June 7, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 remains closed nights and most of the day (except from 4 pm to 7 pm) weekdays between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor excavates the hillside west of the highway.
  • SE 6th & Tacoma Work Zone: The contractor is building Bent 11, the easternmost column of the bridge, on the south side of Tacoma St. west of SE 6th Ave. Flaggers are directing traffic in this area during construction.
  • Springwater Trail: Steel plates cover a short section of trail south of the bridge on days when heavy equipment needs to cross the trail.  Flaggers are directing traffic during construction. Plates are removed on weekends.
  • SE 21st & Tacoma Culvert Replacement Starts: Traffic will be impacted starting June 10 as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins work to replace a culvert that carries Crystal Springs Creek under Tacoma. 

Traffic will remain open in both directions on Tacoma but drivers should expect work day delays as construction equipment is moved into the area.  In July travel lanes will be narrower and shifted to one side of the street, while half the culvert is constructed on the other side.  Nearby parking will be restricted and access to some residences and businesses will be impacted.

This is one of nine culverts along the creek that will be replaced by 2015 to help salmon and trout recovery.  Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is a project partner.  The attached map shows the traffic impacts of the project.  For more information, visit the project website.

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Designer refines Sellwood Bridge 'public art' project

By David F. Ashton - June 7, 2013

“We are meeting one milestone, contractually,” Mikyoung Kim said, at a May 1 meeting held at Sellwood’s SMILE Station. She was talking about her Sellwood Bridge Public Art Project.

“That milestone is the completion of the ‘Schematic Design’,” Kim told THE BEE, as people filtered into the building. “We are sharing the process of where we are right now. We will be moving into a ‘Detail Design’ throughout the next year.”

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for May 31

Removing concrete from river pier

Removing concrete from river pier

Field Work Update - May 31, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 remains closed nights and most of the day (except from 4 pm to 7 pm) weekdays between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor excavates the hillside west of the highway.
  • 6th & Tacoma Work Zone: The contractor is building Bent 11, the easternmost column of the bridge, on the south side of Tacoma St. west of SE 6th Ave. Flaggers are directing traffic in this area during construction.
  • Springwater Trail: Steel plates cover a short section of the trail on the south side of the bridge, to protect the trail from construction equipment.  Flaggers are directing traffic during construction. Plates will be removed during the weekend.
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Bridge safety always a concern in 'Bridgetown'

May 24, 2013 - KGW.com

Safety of bridges like the one that collapsed in Skagit, Washington Thursday has always been a big issue in the city known as "Bridgetown."

Portland's Sellwood Bridge is the latest bridge project to be upgraded. Crews moved the bridge upriver as part of a temporary solution.

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