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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2017, 10:13:27 PM »
Literally no local media outlet will even mention that the cost of the project rose while it was under construction.

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2017, 02:30:09 PM »
:wtf:

If at first you don’t succeed … bridge implosion to close I-71 again



Interstate 71 will be closed again Sunday as crews make another attempt at imploding what's left of the original Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, WVXU reports.

The highway in Warren County was shut down April 23 for the demolition, but the Ohio Department of Transportation said only three of the old spans were imploded.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/04/26/if-at-first-you-don-t-succeed-bridge-implosion-to.html
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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #63 on: April 30, 2017, 04:29:54 PM »
What's hilarious is that we replaced the old bridge with a new one because it was allegedly in danger of falling down. And they literally can't bring it down after two attempts to blow it up.
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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2017, 08:24:57 AM »
What's hilarious is that we replaced the old bridge with a new one because the it was allegedly in danger of falling down. And they literally can't bring it down after two attempts to blow it up.

Was it ever quoted as being "in danger of falling"? I don't remember that. The fact that the JMB was fracture critical was mentioned but the real impetus was that it was only rated for 80,000lb capacity.

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2017, 09:24:54 AM »
^well the whole impetus was the Minneapolis bridge collapse.  We were told that this bridge was "similar". 

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2017, 10:49:22 AM »
Well it is.  It was certainly getting on in years too.  I'm not surprised they had some trouble demoing it with no load on it. 

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2017, 12:38:41 PM »
Time to deconstruct, Japanese-style!

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2017, 02:12:14 PM »
^well the whole impetus was the Minneapolis bridge collapse.  We were told that this bridge was "similar".

Should the bridge not have been replaced? It seems dumb to have a major interstate like 71 not have the structures needed to support modern oversized trucking loads.

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2017, 02:20:19 PM »
It would've needed to be replaced eventually, but was not in urgent need of replacement. If you go back and read from the beginning of this thread, the reason this project was pushed (according to ODOT) is that it was similar to the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis. I suspect that the real reason ODOT wanted to push this project forward so fast is that:

"The design accommodates future widening of I-71 by having sufficient bridge width to allow three, 12-foot-wide lanes with shoulders of unspecified width."

That, and the fact that federal funding was paying for 90% of the cost of the project, due to the "it's going to collapse!" fear mongering.

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2017, 02:34:50 PM »
It was also one of those "shovel-ready" projects that the feds were all too happy to throw money at.

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #71 on: May 01, 2017, 03:01:57 PM »
It was also one of those "shovel-ready" projects that the feds were all too happy to throw money at.

The DOT's usually have a number of projects completely designed, waiting around to be funded.  This might have been one of them. 

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #72 on: May 01, 2017, 03:39:05 PM »
Considering that Kentucky combined a circa 1946 and circa 1963 in 1998 to form a six-lane bridge, the Jeremiah Bridges could have been filled in (http://bridgestunnels.com/bridges/kentucky/clays-ferry-bridge/). This was done, though, without terrorism concerns (pre 9/11).


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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #73 on: May 01, 2017, 05:46:32 PM »
Terrorism? Is that even ever a part of this? Fracture critical structures are just bad ideas in general and because we as a country can't maintain anything for shit they become problematic. That's a legitimate reason to replace a bridge. I can't imagine 9/11 had a thing to do with that decision here.

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #74 on: May 02, 2017, 06:05:42 AM »
One of my friends works as a PIO for the KYTC and they had to put out some releases after 9/11 regarding the safety of the Clays Ferry Bridge. Not long after, they installed a lot of security cameras monitoring the bridge from all angles (underneath, along the trusses, above).

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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #75 on: May 11, 2017, 10:51:54 AM »
Another attempt to demolish bridge will close I-71 this weekend

Southbound Interstate 71 will be closed once again for a fourth attempt at demolishing a section of the former Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, WCPO reports.

I-71 South will be closed between State Route 73 and State Route 48 from 6 a.m.-11 a.m. on Sunday. Northbound I-71 could also be closed intermittently during that time along with the Little Miami Scenic River and Trail.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/05/11/another-attempt-to-demolish-bridge-will-close-i-71.html
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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2017, 02:20:23 PM »
Yet another demolition attempt will close Warren County bridge



Road closures are planned again on Sunday on and around the section of Interstate 71 that crosses the Little Miami River near the former Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in Warren County, the Journal-News reports.

It would be the fourth time motorists and others are inconvenienced to complete demolition of the old Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in Oregonia.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/05/18/yet-another-demolition-attempt-will-close-warren.html
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Re: Interstate 71: Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project
« Reply #77 on: May 22, 2017, 04:13:52 PM »
Here’s how the latest attempt to demolish a Greater Cincinnati bridge went

A stubborn section of the former Jeremiah Morrow Bridge over the Little Miami River is still standing after a crew’s fifth attempt to bring it down on Sunday, WCPO reports.

The latest blast, however, may have dropped the steel enough for workers to look into other options to bring the steel down.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/05/22/here-s-how-the-latest-attempt-to-demolish-a.html
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