Earth movement at the west end of the bridge has caused the supporting columns to twist out of alignment.
Who is in charge of replacing the Sellwood Bridge?

Multnomah County owns the Sellwood Bridge and is leading the project to replace it.  Partners in the project include the City of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation. 

What is the status of the Sellwood Bridge replacement?

The Sellwood Bridge project is in the final design phase.  The preferred alternative has been approved by the County and its regional government partners.  The Federal Highway Administration has approved the project's Final Environmental Impact Statement.  Construction work on a detour bridge will begin in December 2011.  Construction of the new bridge is scheduled to begin in July 2012 and be completed by the end of 2015.

Where can I learn more about the bridge project?

Visit the Sellwood Bridge project website.