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Photo and Image Gallery

Below you can find a selection of photographs from the project. Newer photos will be added at the top of the page. Want to submit a particularly good photo? Email the photo and photographer credit (if required) to info@sellwoodbridge.org.

Renderings created by project architect Safdie Rabines Architects.

Anna Kafoury cuts ribbon to open the new Sellwood Bridge, March 2016

Anna Kafoury cuts ribbon to open the new Sellwood Bridge, March 2016

Hwy 43 interchange with bridge, February 2016

Hwy 43 interchange with bridge, February 2016

New Sellwood Bridge view from the south, January 2016

New Sellwood Bridge view from the south, January 2016

View of bridge from the west, December 2015

View of bridge from the west, December 2015

First main river span deck pour, October 2015

First main river span deck pour, October 2015

Officials from ODOT, FHWA and Multnomah County tour the Sellwood Bridge work zone, October 2015

Officials from ODOT, FHWA and Multnomah County tour the Sellwood Bridge work zone, October 2015

Rebar team at work on Span 3 deck, September 2015

Rebar team at work on Span 3 deck, September 2015

Crane and manlift on river span steel work, June 2015

Crane and manlift on river span steel work, June 2015

Steelworkers prepare river Span 5 for spandrel columns, May 2015

Steelworkers prepare river Span 5 for spandrel columns, May 2015

Center arch span with falsework, April 2015

Center arch span with falsework, April 2015

Night view of bridge work, April 2015 (Credit - Rich Morgan)

Night view of bridge work, April 2015 (Credit - Rich Morgan)

Worker bolting main arch spans, April 2015 (Credit - Bill Briare)

Worker bolting main arch spans, April 2015 (Credit - Bill Briare)

Central arch span awaits keystone segments, March 2015

Central arch span awaits keystone segments, March 2015

Jacking frame at Bent 6 angel wing, March 2015

Jacking frame at Bent 6 angel wing, March 2015

Rebar installed for deck pour at Span 2, February 2015

Rebar installed for deck pour at Span 2, February 2015

Arch spans at west end of bridge, January 2015

Arch spans at west end of bridge, January 2015

Chair Kafoury & staff tour Sellwood Bridge, January 2015

Chair Kafoury & staff tour Sellwood Bridge, January 2015

Barge carries segments for first two steel arch spans past downtown, December 2014

Barge carries segments for first two steel arch spans past downtown, December 2014

Old bridge dedication plaque salvaged, December 2014

Old bridge dedication plaque salvaged, December 2014

Close-up setting forms for Bent 5 columns, November 2014

Close-up setting forms for Bent 5 columns, November 2014

Preparing casings for pile driving, September 2014

Preparing casings for pile driving, September 2014

Preparing eastside river pier for concrete pour, September 2014

Preparing eastside river pier for concrete pour, September 2014

Sellwood arch rib at Thompson Metal Fabrication, September 2014

Sellwood arch rib at Thompson Metal Fabrication, September 2014

Alder Elementary School students visit Sellwood Bridge, June 2014 (Credit - Sam Tenney)

Alder Elementary School students visit Sellwood Bridge, June 2014 (Credit - Sam Tenney)

Alder Elementary School students visit Sellwood Bridge, June 2014 (Credit - Sam Tenney)

Alder Elementary School students visit Sellwood Bridge, June 2014 (Credit - Sam Tenney)

Alder Elementary School students visit Sellwood Bridge, June 2014 (Credit - Sam Tenney)

Alder Elementary School students visit Sellwood Bridge, June 2014 (Credit - Sam Tenney)

Rebar for Bent 5 river pier wall, June 2014

Rebar for Bent 5 river pier wall, June 2014

Welder seen through bridge steel, May 2014

Welder seen through bridge steel, May 2014

Installing girders at Bent 6, May 2014

Installing girders at Bent 6, May 2014

Sellwood dive team, May 2014

Sellwood dive team, May 2014

Lowered box caisson at Bent 4, April 2014

Lowered box caisson at Bent 4, April 2014

Tying rebar for westside retaining walls, March 2014

Tying rebar for westside retaining walls, March 2014

Lowered perched box caisson for Bent 5, March 2014

Lowered perched box caisson for Bent 5, March 2014

Building rebar cage for last river pier shaft, October 2013

Building rebar cage for last river pier shaft, October 2013

Setting rebar cage for river shaft, August 2013

Setting rebar cage for river shaft, August 2013

Conceptual rendering of the new Sellwood Bridge, looking east, 2013

Conceptual rendering of the new Sellwood Bridge, looking east, 2013

Conceptual rendering of the new Sellwood Bridge, looking west, 2013

Conceptual rendering of the new Sellwood Bridge, looking west, 2013

Conceptual rendering of structural lighting on the new Sellwood Bridge, 2013

Conceptual rendering of structural lighting on the new Sellwood Bridge, 2013

Conceptual rendering of bench, railing and lanes on the new Sellwood Bridge, 2013

Conceptual rendering of bench, railing and lanes on the new Sellwood Bridge, 2013

Conceptual rendering of bench and railing on the new Sellwood Bridge, 2013

Conceptual rendering of bench and railing on the new Sellwood Bridge, 2013

Truss span slides to north on January 19, 2013

Truss span slides to north on January 19, 2013

Bridge move crew on truss catwalk, 2013

Bridge move crew on truss catwalk, 2013

Building east side tie-in, 2013

Building east side tie-in, 2013

Laser line on morning of bridge move, 2013 - Image: Coy Foster

Laser line on morning of bridge move, 2013 - Image: Coy Foster

Manlift at west approach span prior to move, 2013

Manlift at west approach span prior to move, 2013

Lifting jacks under truss in preparation for move, 2012

Lifting jacks under truss in preparation for move, 2012

Truss span and detour piers prior to move, 2012

Truss span and detour piers prior to move, 2012

East approach route for detour bridge at Riverpark, 2012

East approach route for detour bridge at Riverpark, 2012

Welding rebar cage, 2012

Welding rebar cage, 2012

Aerial of Sellwood Bridge, Spring 2012

Aerial of Sellwood Bridge, Spring 2012

Bridge move exercise with schoolchildren, 2012

Bridge move exercise with schoolchildren, 2012

Traffic flagging exercise with schoolchildren, 2012

Traffic flagging exercise with schoolchildren, 2012

Students with Sellwood Bridge model, 2012

Students with Sellwood Bridge model, 2012

Student shows models of old and new Sellwood Bridges built for his senior project, 2012

Student shows models of old and new Sellwood Bridges built for his senior project, 2012

Macadam Bay Access / Regional Trail Options Meeting, 2012

Macadam Bay Access / Regional Trail Options Meeting, 2012

Federal Highway Administration honors Sellwood Bridge planning project, 2012

Federal Highway Administration honors Sellwood Bridge planning project, 2012

Sellwood Bridge, 2012 - Image: Tom Hendrickson

Sellwood Bridge, 2012 - Image: Tom Hendrickson

Internal view of bridge structure, looking west, 2012 - Image: Sellwood Bridge Historic American Engineering Record

Internal view of bridge structure, looking west, 2012 - Image: Sellwood Bridge Historic American Engineering Record

Girders reused from the 1894 Burnside Bridge, 2012 - Image: Sellwood Bridge Historic American Engineering Record

Girders reused from the 1894 Burnside Bridge, 2012 - Image: Sellwood Bridge Historic American Engineering Record

Looking west, Piers 18-21, 2012 - Image: Sellwood Bridge Historic American Engineering Record

Looking west, Piers 18-21, 2012 - Image: Sellwood Bridge Historic American Engineering Record

Bottom chord gusset, looking southwest, 2012 - Image: Sellwood Bridge Historic American Engineering Record

Bottom chord gusset, looking southwest, 2012 - Image: Sellwood Bridge Historic American Engineering Record

River drilling, 2011

River drilling, 2011

Groundbreaking ceremony, 2011

Groundbreaking ceremony, 2011

Sellwood Bridge on morning of groundbreaking ceremony, 2011

Sellwood Bridge on morning of groundbreaking ceremony, 2011

Accepting TIGER grant check at groundbreaking ceremony, 2011

Accepting TIGER grant check at groundbreaking ceremony, 2011

Commissioner Kafoury speaks at Groundbreaking Ceremony, 2011

Commissioner Kafoury speaks at Groundbreaking Ceremony, 2011

Sellwood Bridge, 2011

Sellwood Bridge, 2011

Evaluation framework workshop, 2009

Evaluation framework workshop, 2009

Draft EIS hearing, 2008

Draft EIS hearing, 2008

Presentation at public workshop, 2007

Presentation at public workshop, 2007

Public workshop, 2007

Public workshop, 2007

Issues wall at first public open house, 2006

Issues wall at first public open house, 2006

First public open house, 2006

First public open house, 2006

Temporary girders, 2006

Temporary girders, 2006

Sagging evident in bridge railing, 2006

Sagging evident in bridge railing, 2006

Sellwood Bridge and the East Side Lumber and Manufacturing Company, 1926 - Image: Oregon Historical Society

Sellwood Bridge and the East Side Lumber and Manufacturing Company, 1926 - Image: Oregon Historical Society

Sellwood Bridge construction looking southeast, 1925 - Image: Oregon Historical Society

Sellwood Bridge construction looking southeast, 1925 - Image: Oregon Historical Society

The ferry John F. Caples - Image: Oregon Historical Society

The ferry John F. Caples - Image: Oregon Historical Society