Sellwood Bridge
Sellwood Bridge
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Completed in 1925, the narrow, two-lane bridge is often the last chance to cross the river as you move south out of Portland.
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RSNN
Portland, OR5,808 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
I had never seen the original Sellwhod Bridge that was built back in 1925. itt one was Portland's first fixed span bridges. The new Sellwood Bridge that replaced it recently is a deck arch style bridge. It connects the Sellwood and Westmoreland part of Portland on the east side with Macadam Avenue on the West side. The new bridge opened in February 2016.

A Tip for people wishing to take a nice photograph of the bridge: there is a good view of the Sellwood Bridge from the Sellwood Waterfront Park and from the dock that is located there.
Written April 12, 2017
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tiredandtravelled
Portland, OR1,160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
So hurrah its done. One more earthquake proof bridge linking east and west side. But living on the west means I have to drive around Tyson Park (quite a trek) to get back south to cross the bridge. So it looks great, traffic is terrible, and no shorter than using the Powell Bridge. Nice job....just not that useful for me. Nice view from the bridge.
Written January 18, 2017
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mrspbs
San Diego, CA36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
We rented bikes for the afternoon along the waterfront. The Sellwood Bridge was pointed out as a crossing to get to the other side of the waterfront for our return to the rental bike location. The bridge is being renovated now through 2014 and will require careful crossing. We had a younger child on her own bike, and made sure we all walked across. The path provided is shared with runners, walkers and bicyclists. Use caution when crossing.
Written April 6, 2013
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Colleencamille
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
I’d do this again but go farther, at the end of this beautiful bridge walk, a trail continues along the river and i think it is even a loop. Nice wide sidewalk and not too long. Limited parking though so keep that in mind
Written March 15, 2021
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Mraschio
Milwaukie, OR239 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
It would be nice if you finished this bridge. It certainly needed replacement but to make the choice to not add any capacity is atrocious. It should be a nice reveal of the one lane each way bridge next year to see if it worth the millions of dollars spent.
Written August 25, 2015
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Krissiere
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
This will be a beautiful bridge when it is reconstruction is done. It connects the east and west sides of Portland at a very beautiful, historical scenic spot. Cute shops and restaurants on both sides in nice neighborhoods. Boats and fishing below at the beaches.
Written January 31, 2016
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andorian1701
Portland, OR95 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Avoid while under construction . But it might be interesting to some to see it in progress. They just slid the old bridge over , and are making the new one next to it.
Written February 24, 2013
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Commci
Portland, OR128 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012
The bridge is being replaced but anyone thinking of using it should know that when the Feds did bridge assessments the Sellwood scored a 1 on a 10 scale for structure and safety... it probably would have scored lower if they could have offered fractions.
Written January 6, 2013
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