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VIDEO: Portland engineers use dish soap to move century-old bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 10, 2013

VIDEO: Portland engineers use dish soap to move century-old bridge

Engineers in Portland, Oregon, had to get creative when they needed to replace the Sellwood Bridge. Cracks had begun to appear in the support beams of the 100-year-old bridge, and, as our sister site, Equipment World, reported, the structure's unique design ...

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Slip Slidin' Away

Better Roads Staff - Feb 05, 2013

Slip Slidin' Away

Big, heavy, Oregon bridge makes an innovative move   By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com     You jack it up, you slide it. Simple. But the Sellwood Bridge is not small. It is 1,100 feet long (a continuous structure) and 3,400 tons. The two-lane Oregon bridge was jacked ...

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