Sellwood Bridge Construction
July 2, 2012, 4:00 am
Construction continues to replace the old Sellwood Bridge. Work on the Westside revolves around securing the ground to keep the hillside from Pushing on the bridge. Special equipment has been placed underground to monitor movement.
On the Eastside, preparations are being made for the detour bridge. The approach is being built and a condo is being torn down to create space for the temporary structure. In water work for the detour bridge is underway as of today. A-frame columns will be set in place in the river to accommodate the detour bridge which will be ready for commuters at the earliest in November 2012 at the latest January 2013.
By Rosemary Reynolds