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First look at County’s new bike path to eastbound Sellwood Bridge


New section of path takes you from west side of Willamette River, up onto the bridge heading east into Sellwood.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Multnomah County opened a new connection from the west side of the river to the southern sidewalk on the new Sellwood Bridge about a month ago. I finally took a closer look at it on Friday.

The new bridge was closed when we last checked in on this project back in December. The gates have come down and you can now enjoy a wide and smooth ramp from the Willamette Greenway path that winds up to the sidewalk and bike lane on the bridge.

Here are a few more photos…

Looking east toward Sellwood from Highway 43:

Looking south up the ramp:

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The path feels roomy at 14-feet wide:

Here are three views from the new bridge path looking back north:

Looking northeast east as the path becomes the southern sidewalk of the bridge:

Have you ridden this yet? What do you think?

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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