The original Sellwood Bridge opened to traffic on December 15, 1925. Designed by the distinguished bridge engineer Gustav Lindenthal, the bridge employed a unique four span continuous truss design that made it the only bridge of its kind in Oregon. In its day, the Sellwood was the busiest two-lane bridge in the state - carrying about 30,000 cars and light trucks a day.
- Before the Bridge: The Town of Sellwood and the Spokane Street Ferry
- Bridge Fever!
- The Great Bridge Scandal
- Gustav Lindenthal
- Construction and Dedication
- Need for Replacement and the New Sellwood Bridge
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