Sellwood Bridge

Welcome to my special coverage of the Sellwood Bridge Project.

Sellwood Bridge update: BTA supports new vehicle registration fee

Posted on October 15th, 2009 at 11:04 am.

New vehicle fees would raise over one-third the total cost to replace the Sellwood Bridge.(Photo © J. Maus) Funding to replace the Selwood Bridge is coming together. As per HB 2001 — the transportation funding package that passed the Oregon legislature this past session — Multnomah County is considering a new, $19 motorized vehicle registration Read More »

Press Release: Policy leaders recommend Sellwood Bridge plan

Posted on February 10th, 2009 at 7:00 pm.

Here’s the latest on the Sellwood Bridge Project… Policy leaders recommend Sellwood Bridge plan After two and a half years of study, a committee of elected and agency leaders has recommended a locally preferred alternative for the Sellwood Bridge Project. The alternative, which was unanimously approved on February 6, includes these elements:

Press Release: Policy leaders to choose Sellwood Bridge plan

Posted on February 5th, 2009 at 1:32 pm.

The latest Sellwood Bridge project news (browse our previous coverage): Policy leaders to choose Sellwood Bridge plan The Policy Advisory Group for the Sellwood Bridge Project will meet on Friday, February 6 at 3:00 pm in the boardroom of the Multnomah Building at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. to choose a locally preferred alternative. The decision Read More »

Hundreds march for a safe (and narrow) Sellwood Bridge

Posted on February 2nd, 2009 at 11:30 am.

Many kids and families turned out.(Photo: Matthew Arnold)

Residents will march for a people-friendly Sellwood Bridge

Posted on January 29th, 2009 at 12:15 pm.

Sellwood residents are gearing up for a march on the Sellwood Bridge this Saturday. According to one of the event’s organizers, Bradley Heintz, the goal of the march is to send a message that any bridge that is built adheres to existing planning guidelines as community livability concerns.

Sellwood Bridge task force set to choose preferred alternative

Posted on January 2nd, 2009 at 10:17 pm.

The Community Task Force for the Sellwood Bridge project is set to meet on Monday (1/5) and the agenda will include a discussion and “possible recommendation” of a locally preferred alternative. Here’s more from a press release sent out today by Multnomah County (they own and manage the bridge): The task force will also hear Read More »

Time to speak up about Sellwood Bridge project

Posted on December 8th, 2008 at 9:06 pm.

An important open house and public hearing event for the Sellwood Bridge project is happening Wednesday night from 6 – 8:30 at OMSI (1945 SE Water Ave.) The press release from Multnomah County is below:

Bike/ped bridge part of Sellwood Bridge possibilities

Posted on November 12th, 2008 at 5:56 pm.

Let’s help the county pick a better bridge.(Photo © J. Maus) Multnomah County has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Sellwood Bridge Project. Included in the DEIS are details of the five bridge design configurations that are being considered. Now, the County needs your feedback to help them decide what type of Read More »

Notice: Comment period begins for Sellwood Bridge project

Posted on November 7th, 2008 at 4:08 pm.

I’ll have a full story about this on the Front Page on Monday, but this is a very important step in the process so I wanted to share the announcement below with you ASAP. Public comment period begins for Sellwood Bridge alternatives study Multnomah County is accepting public comments on a study of five build Read More »

Decisions made on Sellwood Bridge design options

Posted on December 13th, 2007 at 10:03 am.

The Policy Advisory Group of the Sellwood Bridge Project has made their final decisions as to which bridge designs will move forward for further study and consideration. Below is the official press release from Multnomah County. You can also see engineering renditions of the designs on this post from a few weeks ago and for Read More »