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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.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for August 1

Bolt cluster for river pier angel wing

TRAFFIC ALERTS

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.

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.

During daytime work hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5 – 6, the northbound lane will be closed south of the bridge for placement of the Span 2 girders. The delivery trucks will travel north through the intersection and then back down the construction driveway at the former Staff Jennings entrance. After delivering their load, the trucks will re-enter northbound Hwy. 43 from the old Staff Jennings entrance.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 28

View west from top of Bent 6 near east bank.

View west from top of Bent 6 near east bank.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

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 works on retaining walls. 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. Placement of the Span 2 girders on August 5 – 6 will require the outside northbound lane to be closed.

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Contractors To Replace Pieces Of Concrete Wall In Sellwood Bridge Project

OPB News - July 23, 2014

Contractors building the Sellwood Bridge have to dig-out significant parts of a newly-poured concrete wall, following technical problems.

When large structures like the retaining wall along SW Macadam are poured, big vibrators help the wet concrete settle — getting rid of any bubbles.

Read more at OPB.org