The Sellwood Bridge is old and crumbling, and its unusually long 1,091-foot truss span would make moving it a costly and difficult endeavor, thus, the Sellwood Bridge did not sell and now the 88-year-old bridge will be demolished in the upcoming months. However, the Sellwood Bridge is still in use for a while as crews won’t demolish it until the new bridge opens in late 2015. But before the wrecking crews begin, county workers will salvage a few keepsakes including the plaque that commemorates the original bridge’s 1925 completion. In addition, the Sellwood’s uncommon design, with a four-span continuous truss holding up the road, makes it worthy of placement on the National Register of Historic Places.
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