Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sellwood Bridge Move

The Sellwood Bridge was moved this weekend, ever so slowly, and just 66 feet to the north. This temporary placement will be our route across the river while the new bridge is under, until 2015.

New bridge placement, west side

New bridge placement, entrance west side

Actually, *most* of the Sellwood Bridge was moved. The main Steel Truss Span of the bridge was placed on new supports for the temporary bridge structure. The original concrete & rebar end supports were left in place and torn down today - shown in the following pictures. 

Tear down of old end supports

Tear down

Tear down

For more information, check out the Multnomah County Sellwood Bridge website. They have posted a 38 second time lapse video of the move, which is worth a watch. ( KGW has also picked up the video.)

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