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Westside concrete pours for Sellwood Bridge work

Field Work Update - June 17, 2014

Two concrete pours for the new Sellwood Bridge will require longer work hours and some minor traffic impacts this week on the west side of the river:

Tuesday, June 17:  A pour for a retaining wall on the west side of Hwy. 43 south of the bridge will continue until about 8 p.m. tonight.  Flaggers will hold traffic when concrete trucks arrive or depart the site.  One southbound lane is closed until 4 p.m. One northbound lane is closed at the far south end of the project to provide a safe zone for the flaggers.  

Wednesday, June 18:  A concrete pour is scheduled to start in the early morning for the west river pier (Bent 4), where the first section of pier wall will be poured. Crews will arrive on the west side at 12:30 a.m. and concrete trucks will arrive starting at 2 a.m.  The operation is expected to end around noon.  Flaggers will need to hold traffic on Hwy. 43 when trucks arrive and exit the work zone north of the bridge.  All southbound lanes will be open to assist with traffic flow.  Lights will be needed for this night work.


ACE students create prototype bench for the new Sellwood Bridge

By Sara DiNatale, The Oregonian - June 13, 2014

Four new high school graduates are eager to be part of Portland history. Their mark? Four benches that are set to outfit the new Sellwood Bridge.

Ethan Wells, Taylor Lehman, Rebekah Fast and Jesse Martinez all just completed ACE Academy, a charter school in Southeast Portland where they built a prototype of the benches. They presented it on Tuesday to the Board of Commissioners for Multnomah County, which owns the Sellwood span.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 13

Building work platform below east approach girders

Building work platform below east approach girders

Field Work Update - June 13, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Night work on Hwy. 43:  Installation of a storm drain line along Hwy. 43 south of the bridge will be completed Friday night, with working starting at 7 p.m. and ending by 6 a.m. Saturday. Flaggers direct traffic on a single lane during this work.

West wall concrete pour on June 16: An early morning concrete pour is scheduled on Monday for a retaining wall on the west side of Hwy. 43 south of the bridge. Crews will arrive at 4 a.m. with concrete trucks arriving at 5 a.m. One southbound lane and one northbound lane will be closed south of the bridge during the concrete pour. Flaggers will hold traffic when concrete trucks arrive on site.

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (except from 4 p.m. to 7 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 of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 10

Pier caps of Bents 3 and 2

Pier caps of Bents 3 and 2

Field Work Update - June 10, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Night work on Hwy. 43:  Installation of a storm drain line along Hwy. 43 south of the bridge begins Wednesday evening.  Work hours are 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The work is expected to last up to five nights (Wednesday through Friday this week and Monday and Tuesday next week).  Flaggers will direct traffic on a single lane during this work.

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (except from 4 p.m. to 7 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 of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

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