See below. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Sellwood Bridge Project is slowly but surely reaching some important decision points. Since bicycle and pedestrian issues will play a major factor in the design of this bridge, we should all be paying attention.
Press Release from Multnomah County: New bridge design is focus of Sellwood Bridge online survey If you have an opinion about what a new Sellwood Bridge should look like, Multnomah County wants to hear from you. An online survey offered through November 28 at www.sellwoodbridge.org lets the public recommend two preferred designs for a new Read More »
(Photo: Jonathan Maus) Multnomah County has just released their third Sellwood Bridge survey (for background on the project, see this post). Here’s the word from their Public Affairs office: “An online survey offered through September 9 (at SellwoodBridge.org) lets the public choose up to two preferred alternatives for replacing or rehabilitating the 81-year-old structure. Survey Read More »
The narrow sidewalk.(Photo: Cindie Olson) Perhaps influenced by recent events in Minnesota, there’s a post in the Portland Bike Forums that proposes a new solution to the ailing Sellwood Bridge. Forum member (and regular commenter) Attornatus_Oregonensis (a.k.a. A_O) is a Sellwood resident and he thinks the aging and deteriorating bridge should be decommissioned and kept Read More »
Sellwood Bridge(File photo) Everyone is talking about the collapsed bridge in Minnesota. When I heard the news, my first thought was of the aging and deteriorating condition of the Sellwood Bridge. Apparently I wasn’t the only one. The Multnomah County public affairs office has just announced a news conference at 2:00 pm today in Sellwood Read More »
We all know the failing, old, Sellwood Bridge is a major broken link in our transportation network. Or, as the BTA puts it: “The Sellwood Bridge has extremely dangerous and inadequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities (a single 4-foot sidewalk on one side only)….the BTA has determined that the Sellwood Bridge is the major barrier to Read More »
[Graphic from cover of winning proposal to renovate the Sellwood Bridge.] An employee for the civil engineering firm that won the bid to renovate the Sellwood Bridge* is working on the Sellwood Bridge project has forwarded me a graphic from the cover of their winning proposal that shows a generous 14 foot wide path for Read More »