Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 2nd, 2007 at 11:15 am
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 Riverfront Park that will address safety concerns. County Chair Ted Wheeler is slated to talk and answer questions at the event.
The official press release says,
“Chair Wheeler will discuss measures the county takes to ensure its bridges are safe for the public as well as steps the county is taking to improve bridge safety in the future. Chair Wheeler will also discuss funding challenges for maintaining the county’s aging collection of bridges.”
The park is located adjacent to the bridge on the east side of the river. For more information contact Michael Pullen at (503) 209-4111.