Portland city leaders discussed changes to the final design of the new Sellwood Bridge on Monday, with a goal of keeping the project within budget.
The changes include moving the sidewalk and bike lane to the north side of the bridge.
The new Sellwood Bridge and westside interchange on Highway 43 will replace a narrow bridge that cannot support trucks or buses and has many structural problems. The Sellwood is the state's busiest two-lane bridge and the only river crossing in a 12-mile urban stretch of the Willamette River.
The new bridge will improve safety and access and be the region's only Willamette River bridge open to private motor vehicles that is built to current seismic standards.
The $269 million project should be completed by the end of 2015.
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