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Sellwood Bridge Reopens Ahead Of Schedule

The Sellwood Bridge reopened Wednesday afternoon.  Multnomah County spokesman Mike Pullen says the structure has now been checked and is safe.

A car drives across the newly reopened Sellwood Bridge.

A car drives across the newly reopened Sellwood Bridge.

“There’s four different systems that were used to monitor the bridge,” Pullen says. “You know there were lasers, there was GPS, there were strain gages and then there’s this hands-on eye-ball inspection.”

Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury will be the first person to drive across the bridge. 

The speed limit on has been reduced from 30 miles per hour to 25 due to curves that are part of the bridge design. 

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