March 15, 2013
Night blasting for the Sellwood Bridge project has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 20. The blasting subcontractor postponed blasting to perform more work on the next section of rock that will be blasted.
The first two blasts were very successful in fracturing rock on the hill west of Highway 43. Multnomah County received no complaints about noise from the blasts or traffic delays. The blasting is needed for the excavation work that will widen Highway 43 for a new interchange with the bridge.
Next week several blasts are planned the evenings of March 20 and 21. The blasting is expected to take four weeks to complete, with blasts several nights a week.