Port Clinton Lift Bridge Reopening Early August
Anticipated bridge reopening to vehicles & pedestrians delayed
State Route 163
Port Clinton Lift Bridge
BOWLING GREEN, OHIO (July 12, 2018) – With alignment finally approved on both halves of the Port Clinton lift bridge, crews are bolting the bridge into permanent placement with approximately 200 bolts. Following the permanent bolting, the bridge will undergo testing at full power before opening to the public.
Crews had anticipated beginning the final testing this week, but are still working on bolting the bridge. Therefore, the new reopening date is Tuesday, August 7. Should the final testing be finished sooner, ODOT will open the bridge as soon as possible.
“The contractors continue to make progress, but not at the pace expected,” said Patrick McColley, District Deputy Director for ODOT District 2.
ODOT shares in the community's frustration of this extension, and we are trying to get the bridge reopened as quickly as possible, while also completing the project correctly. Additional equipment and workers have been brought in. The bridge is estimated to last another 75 years before needing another rehabilitation project.
Once the bridge reopens to vehicles and pedestrians, there will be finish work with potential lane restrictions.
The waterway below is accessible with one span of the bridge to remain operable at all times. It is the helmsman's responsibility to know if their boat will clear the opening. Occasionally, both spans may be open.
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State Route 163
Port Clinton Lift Bridge Repair
Project 304-15/PID 92227
Through Tuesday, August 7
SR 163 Port Clinton Lift Bridge closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic
Detour: SR 2
All work is weather permitting
For more information contact: District Two Public Information 419-373-4428 or email@example.com
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The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.