Ironton-Russell Bridge Reopening To Traffic
Chillicothe (Monday, December 31, 2012) – Following an inspection of the Ironton-Russell Bridge, the bridge has been cleared for traffic and will be reopened today.
The bridge was closed over the weekend after it was struck by a barge late Saturday night.
ODOT bridge inspectors and engineers conducted the inspections today and found no significant damage to the bridge, its bearings or piers. As such, ODOT maintenance crews are now removing the barricades and signs restricting traffic, and this should be completed shortly after noon.
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