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Sellwood Bridge Grand Opening
February 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
After years of construction, the Sellwood Bridge Project has reached a major milestone – and you are invited to a celebration!
On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 6 am, the new bridge will open to traffic so that contractors can begin to remove the detour (old) bridge. The old bridge will close to all modes of traffic (motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians) on Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm for four days while the contractor sets up the new bridge for traffic.
The community is invited to a celebration on the new bridge on Saturday, February 27. The new bridge opens for the free, family-friendly event at noon. An opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will start the celebration around 1 pm, followed by the “Through the Decades” parade.
Food carts, retail and non-profit booths will be located on the bridge for the party. There will be entertainment on the main stage and along the bridge, and a few surprises. The first to arrive will receive a Sellwood Bridge lapel pin to commemorate the day. Due to limited parking, Sellwood neighbors are encouraged to walk or bike to the event. Event parking for motor vehicles will be at Oaks Amusement Park. Bicycle parking will be provided at the east end of the bridge. Dress warm and bring an umbrella!