The Sellwood Bridge Construction has been a fascinating project to watch from our front-row seat, but we’re like everyone else… the only real question we have on it is WHEN WILL IT END? While no one can give an exact date, traffic is expected to be flowing on the NEW bridge in January 2016 and the last guy with a hardhat should be leaving by Thanksgiving. Of course, the reason no one can be exact on the date is that like any construction project, the bridge rebuild works on completed tasks and not calendar milestones. This article from the Oregonian will tell you the County’s to-do list before the Bridge is ready for use.
There may be a long way to go to the finish line, but the design of the new Sellwood Bridge is beginning to come into focus. The steel arches are up now, and this article from the Sellwood Bee will give you a little more detail on them.
As always, Multnomah County maintains 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. If you’re looking for something that’s not on the website, you can contact Mike Pullen (email@example.com, 503-209-4111) or visit www.sellwoodbridge.org.