After several years of traffic issues and structural problems, Oregon’s Multnomah County decided that it was time to replace the old and crumbling Sellwood Bridge. Valmont, with its reputation as the trusted market leader and demonstrated expertise, was instantly selected as the partner for lighting the new bridge.
With safety and sustainability top-of-mind, Valmont’s engineers designed the poles to address the County’s three major concerns: seismic conditions, wind vibration, and corrosion. Given the geological challenges and wind conditions in the region, the poles were made of steel and constructed to meet the latest seismic and wind vibration standards. To combat rust and corrosion,