Public invited to Sellwood Bridge briefing
A major planning effort for the Sellwood Bridge will be explained to the public on Monday, April 17 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Portland French School, 6318 SW Corbett Avenue.
Multnomah County has secured funds to begin planning work for a long-term solution to the serious structural and design problems of the 80-year-old Sellwood Bridge. At the briefing, county project staff will share details about:
- Current condition of the bridge
- Short-term strategy to keep the bridge in service
- Planning for a long-term solution that begins this spring
- How the public can be involved, including the role of a Community Task Force
County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey, whose district includes the bridge, will introduce the presentation. The briefing is one of many county staff have been holding with community groups to identify initial public concerns about the bridge project and recruit volunteers for the Community Task Force. Individuals interested in serving on the task force are asked to complete an application form and return it to Multnomah County. Call 503-988-6804 to request an application.