Sellwood Bridge Update- Last year for the Bridge comes to a close

2012 was a huge year for the Sellwood Bridge as construction finally got under way in earnest.  January will bring a whole new world of chaos as the bridge faces its first complete closure for the “Shoo Fly” move, in which it will be cut, scooted over onto temporary supports, and reopened as the temporary bridge for the remainder of construction.  We wrote a Feature article this month on the upcoming closure and how to deal with it, but the update this month isn’t about looking forward… it’s about looking back to everything the bridge went through this year. 

January- Year in the life of our crumbling neighbor

February- More than a crumbling relic, a teachable moment

March- Quiet, but moving along

April- Hurry up and wait

May- Goodbye for now, trees

June- Construction hits home

July- How to save $287

August/September- Now getting serious

October/November- Construction slows for fall

December- Shoo fly don’t bother me.  Until January.

For Project Information: For project information, contact Mike Pullen (mike.j.pullen@multco.us503-209-4111) or visit  View live construction from our two web cams at

Don’t forget …

Multnomah County is set to keep you updated on the bridge construction 24/7.  Their website at has full project information, archives, and other resources.  Probably the most interesting thing on the site is the cameras set up to cover the new bridge construction.  The link at left takes you to the live camera, and there’s also a time-lapse video that will condense the each day’s construction progress into just a few minutes.

We appreciate your patience!

We know that this construction can cause headaches for everyone with business in Sellwood.  We appreciate your patience during this time, and we want to make it as easy as possible to use our service while the project continues.  If you find yourself inconvenienced by the bridge construction in any way please tell us… we’ll do something to show how much we appreciate your support during the construction disarray.

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