Sellwood Bridge Update- Don’t let the bridge bother you

aaaBridgeUpdateButtonFirst, the answer to the big question… the bridge is expected to open again in 2015.

Beyond that, with the exception of the big Bridge Move in January, it’s been a pretty quiet year for Sellwood’s Leaning Landmark.  The bridge is open and safe, and construction has become so routine that everyone in the neighborhood has pretty much gotten used to it.  Sure, there are occasional slowdowns, but Multnomah County and the construction crews have been wonderful about keeping the impact to a minimum.  Traffic moves smoothly throughout the day with the occasional interruption of flaggers who stop traffic for a minute or two at a time to let construction vehicles enter and leave the site.  The new traffic signal on the West End of the bridge has made even that inconvenience a little easier.  In short, if you’re thinking about getting your vehicle fixed then the bridge construction shouldn’t stand in your way.RestOfNewsletter

For the best look back at 2013 and the Bridge, we’ll turn to Multnomah County.  They maintain the definitive website on everything related to the Sellwood Bridge Replacement project, www.sellwoodbridge.org Construction and closure alerts, archived information, and other resources are all available 24/7 for your convenience.  Their two constantly updated live webcams of the bridge cams are available here, and if you’re looking for something that’s not on the website, you can contact Mike Pullen at by email at mike.j.pullen@multco.us.   But the link we want to send you to for definitive Bridge info is their FAQ page for the project.  From bridge design to funding questions, all the questions you have been asked before and answered here.

So what’s our own “look back” from the Bridge Update?  A literal look.  Here are several of our favorite pictures from the 2013 construction…

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