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Frustrated with delays due to bridge openings and repairs on the Craig Memorial Bridge, citizens, business leaders and local governments identified the need for a new Maumee River Crossing. As a result, the Maumee River Crossing was identified as the region's top transportation priority in 1988 when the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments' Year 2010 Transportation Plan was adopted.

The cities of Oregon and Toledo, Lucas County, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, TMACOG, and ODOT banded together to form the Maumee River Crossing Task Force (now referred to as the Veterans' Glass City Skyway Task Force). For ten years, this task force, coordinated by TMACOG, pursued this project with a goal of funding a new, toll-free Maumee River Crossing. Today, the bridge is open to traffic!

Commitments made by ODOT:

  • The Craig Memorial Bridge will remain open to local traffic.
  • A new high-level bridge will be located down-stream from the current location of the Craig Memorial Bridge.
  • The new bridge will have a minimum 120-foot vertical clearance above the Maumee River channel.
  • The new bridge will have a minimum 400-foot shipping channel.
  • The limits of the project will extend from Navarre Avenue to the I-75 interchange.
  • The bridge and approaches will carry six lanes of traffic and include full shoulders.
  • The project will be fully funded and will not require tolls.