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This project makes you wonder if they are actually telling the truth regarding the reliability of the bridge. Also, shouldn't these bridges be three lanes in both directions to anticipate future growth? This project feels rushed...
They're probably going to do the thing where both directions get routed on one old bridge while the first new one is built in place of the old one.
I was actually hoping that they would do what Kentucky did with the Interstate 75/US 25/US 421 spans at Clays Ferry. One bridge was built in the late 1940s, supplemented with a parallel span in the 1960s, and connected around 2000 to make a six-lane (three-lanes in each direction) crossing.
Check out this story from WCPO on the new bridge:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XV4uUtdagg#Notice anything missing?......Ok, I'll tell you: the cost! They fail to mention that this single half-mile bridge is costing taxpayers $88.1 million dollars.Funny how the media doesn't mention the cost when it comes to roads, but they lead with the cost when it comes to transit.
Implosion of Greater Cincinnati bridge to impact weekend trafficThe old southbound span of the Jeremiah Morrow bridge over Interstate 71 in Warren County is to come tumbling down on Sunday, the Dayton Daily News reports.The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to implode the half-century-old structure that has been replaced by construction of a new bridge over the Little Miami River in Oregonia after six years and $104 million in construction .More below:http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/04/20/implosion-of-greater-cincinnati-bridge-to-impact.html
104 MILLION DOLLARS? For something only hipsters and the homeless will use?