U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Thursday that 46 transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive $511 million in the latest round of Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. Multnomah County is among the recipients, for the Sellwood Bridge Replacement project.

Old Sellwood Bridge

The award “will provide the final piece of funding for the complete replacement of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, OR. The Sellwood Bridge, which was constructed in 1925, is the only crossign over the Willamette River within 12 miles, and is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. A new two-lane steel arch bridge is being constructed to replace the existing bridge.”

See the Sellwood award below:


For more on the other awards, see CNN.com.