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
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:
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
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.
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
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:
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
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
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
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.