The Clinton Street bridge, which carries state Routes 15, 18 and 66 over the Maumee River in downtown Defiance, has been replaced with a structure that carries four lanes of traffic. The new structure also provides better access across the bridge for pedestrians, bicyclists and those with disabilities.
The new structure was dedicated as the Purple Heart Bridge and reopened on Dec. 2, 2019.
Work on the $8.3 million project began in early 2019. Additional work around the structure will continue through summer 2020. The Great Lakes Construction Company, Hinckley, serves as the general contractor.