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New bridge design is focus of Sellwood Bridge online survey

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


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

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 … Read more


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County releases third Sellwood Bridge survey

(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


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Should Sellwood Bridge be bike/ped only?

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


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Press conference will address bridge safety concerns

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


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Update: Sneak peak at potential Sellwood Bridge design

[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


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Sellwood Bridge dialogue heats up

Chatter about the Sellwood Bridge is on the upswing. The old bridge, which is failing under its own weight, is set to either be significantly renovated or completely re-constructed. Regional bike planners, advocates, and advisory committee members are getting ready with plans, letters, photographic evidence, informal polls, whatever it takes to ensure that any new … Read more