Contractor lowers scaffolding for work inside Morrison Bridge.

Multnomah County will oversee repairs to three downtown bridges in 2017: the Broadway, Burnside and Morrison bridges.  An open house was held on March 23, 2017 to share details about the three projects, including traffic plans.  

Presentation from 3-23-2017 open house on 2017 downtown bridge projects (2.2 MB)

Morrison Bridge Lift Span Deck Replacement

The County is overseeing installation of a new lift span deck. The new deck will be a steel grid deck partially filled with a lightweight concrete. It will have a solid surface that will provide good traction for vehicles. Construction is scheduled from March - October 2017. 

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Burnside Bridge Projects

The Burnside Bridge will undergo a number of repairs from April 2017 through November 2019. A project has also begun to select a plan that will make it survive a major earthquake.

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Broadway Bridge Rall Wheel Replacement

After more than a century of use, the eight-foot diameter steel wheels that help open and close the Broadway Bridge are ready to be replaced.  Construction is from July - December 2017.

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Sellwood Bridge Project

The Sellwood Bridge project has its own website. The project to replace the 1920's era Sellwood Bridge is wrapping up construction. The new bridge opened on February 27, 2016.

Willamette River Bridges Capital Improvement Plan

The County has adopted a new draft 20-year Willamette River Bridges Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that identifies and prioritizes capital projects required to sustain these important river crossings.

Past Projects