Ironton-Russell Bridge Closed
Chillicothe (Saturday, December 29, 2012) –The Ironton-Russell Bridge has been closed tonight, December 29, as it was reportedly struck by a barge.
The closure will be in effect until such time that the bridge can be inspected and deemed safe for travel. It is anticipated that ODOT bridge inspectors and engineers will conduct inspections on Monday, December 31.
While the bridge is closed, motorists will be detoured via the Ashland, Ky., twin bridges.
For information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOT's web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio