Sellwood Bridge reopens ahead of schedule
February 18, 2014
The Sellwood Bridge will reopen to traffic ahead of schedule. The bridge has been closed since midnight on Friday while a contractor drilled shafts under traffic lanes at the west end of the bridge. The bridge will reopen to motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18.
The contractor had been given permission to keep the bridge closed until as late as 5 a.m. on February 20 to complete the work. The drilling team worked around the clock from midnight on Friday and encountered no major obstacles during the operation. A line of steel soldier piles were installed under the traffic lanes for a wall that will support a new Highway 43 interchange with the bridge.
For project information, visit www.sellwoodbridge.org.