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Here's what the Sellwood Bridge might look like

Posted on November 26th, 2007 at 10:19 am.

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.

New bridge design is focus of Sellwood Bridge online survey

Posted on October 29th, 2007 at 10:58 am.

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 [...]

Sellwood Bridge update: Bike/ped only bridge will be studied

Posted on October 2nd, 2007 at 2:59 pm.

Multnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffy at last night's meeting.(All photos © Jonathan Maus)

An influential advisory group made up of elected and appointed officials has narrowed the options for the design of the future Sellwood Bridge.
At a meeting last night, the Policy Advisory Group of the Sellwood Bridge Project decided on four alternatives [...]

Sellwood Bridge advisory group set to narrow choices

Posted on September 28th, 2007 at 10:29 am.

(Photos © Jonathan Maus)

Next week, the Policy Advisory Group for the Sellwood Bridge Project will meet to choose up to four bridge designs to consider for further study.
The four designs will then go through an environmental review and a "preferred alternative" will be chosen by Spring 2008.

County releases third Sellwood Bridge survey

Posted on August 15th, 2007 at 9:55 am.

(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 results will [...]

A closer look at bikes and the Sellwood Bridge Project

Posted on August 15th, 2007 at 9:33 am.

Sellwood Bridge Project Citizen's Task Force member Richard Marantz on the Sellwood Bridge.(All photos: Jonathan Maus)

Should Sellwood Bridge be bike/ped only?

Posted on August 2nd, 2007 at 11:35 am.

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 open only [...]

Press conference will address bridge safety concerns

Posted on August 2nd, 2007 at 11:15 am.

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 [...]

Take the Sellwood Bridge survey

Posted on March 20th, 2007 at 1:53 pm.

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 [...]

Update: Sneak peak at potential Sellwood Bridge design

Posted on September 6th, 2006 at 7:51 am.

[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 bikes [...]

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