Buses to once again roll across Sellwood Bridge

Service suspended back in 2004

Bus service returns across the Sellwood Bridge on December 5, 2016 (KOIN)
Bus service returns across the Sellwood Bridge on December 5, 2016 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It’s been 12 years, but TriMet buses will once again cross the Sellwood Bridge beginning Monday.

Bus service was suspended in 2004 to help extend the life of the Sellwood Bridge, at that time 79 years old. But construction on the new Sellwood Bridge began in 2012, and now, bus service will be rolling across again.

About the new
Sellwood Bridge

Line 99 — currently going from Clackamas Community College to Portland’s city center over the Ross Island Bridge — will move over to the new Sellwood Bridge on December 5.

Service on weekday mornings will go from 5:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. It will pick back up from about 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Complete details are on TriMet’s website.

A TriMet-provided map of the new Sellwood Bridge bus route, Dec. 1, 2016
A TriMet-provided map of the new Sellwood Bridge bus route, Dec. 1, 2016