Ironton-Russell Bridge Closed For Inspections
Chillicothe (Thursday, March 31, 2011) – The Ironton-Russell Bridge is now closed for the first phase of inspection and load testing.
The bridge will be closed until approximately 2 p.m. today, March 31, in order for crews from the University of Cincinnati Infrastructure Institute to place beam markers for load testing that will be conducted next week. This project is part of its regular maintenance program to assess and confirm the current load rating of the bridge.
While the bridge is closed, traffic will be detoured by way of U.S. Route 52 and the Ashland, Ky., twin bridges east of Coal Grove.
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