Bridge replacement project underway

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A multimillion dollar bridge construction project is getting underway in Dayton. A groundbreaking ceremony will mark the start of the Ridge Avenue Bridge Replacement project Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.

The bridge is more than 80 years old and carries about 4,900 vehicles per day. The County Engineer said the replacement is sorely needed. This project is located on Ridge Avenue which crosses over the Stillwater River in the City of Dayton. This bridge extends between DeWeese Park to the North, Triangle Park to the South and Riverside Drive to the west.

The Montgomery County Engineer’s Office tells us Ridge Avenue will be realigned between Riverside Drive and DeWeese Parkway to soften the curve. Crews will add a third lane to the bridge. Nearly $5,000,000 in federal funds is helping pay for this project.

Construction on the Bridge will start next week.  The bridge will be closed until September 2015.

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