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The Sellwood Bridge opened to traffic on December 15, 1925. Designed by the distinguished bridge engineer Gustav Lindenthal, the bridge employs a unique four span continuous truss design that makes it the only bridge of its kind in Oregon. Today, the Sellwood is the busiest two-lane bridge in the state - carrying about 30,000 cars and light trucks a day.

 

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