Friday, August 17, 2012
Sellwood Bridge Construction (Slideshow 6)
link. A significant amount of the work is focused on underground structures, necessary in supporting the piers of the temporary bridge now being built, and necessary in reducing the effects of the slow landslide at the west end of the bridge. A couple of residential buildings were removed at the east end of the bridge. The river piers are now all at just about at the right height to receive the parts of the old bridge which will be shifted over to create the temporary bridge. Kudos to the work crews for withstanding the high temperatures this August - they're out there working in the sun, wearing hardhats, long pants, safety vests, heavy tool-belts, etc.!