News Release


District 10 • 338 Muskingum Drive • Marietta, Ohio 45750 •


Ohio Span of Pom-Mas Bridge to Fall

Pomeroy, OH (May 27, 2009) - On Thursday May 28, 2009 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM, (weather permitting) the Ohio side of the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge will fall. Fifty charges are set and ready to blast the last remaining span onto Main Street.

Crews will lay a crane mat and two-and-a-half feet of dirt to protect the pavement on Main Street. Main Street will be closed for twenty-four hours from the stop light at the Bridge of Honor to Autozone to allow for cleanup. There will be a 1,500 foot "clear zone" radius from the bridge. Only authorized personnel are allowed in the clear zone. The Bridge of Honor and all surrounding roads within the clear zone will be closed five minutes prior to detonation and should be opened within fifteen to thirty minutes after detonation.

Built in 1928, the old Pomeroy-Mason Bridge became obsolete and has recently been replaced by the new Bridge of Honor, which opened for travel on December 30, 2008.



To seamlessly link Ohio’s highways, railways, transit, aviation and port facilities, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will promote a world-class, integrated multi-modal transportation system that is cost-efficient, effective and reliable for all of the state’s citizens, businesses and travelers. ODOT District 10 serves Ohio’s multi-modal transportation needs in Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Vinton & Washington Counties.

For more information contact David Rose at (740) 568-3904, ODOT District 10 Communications Office. Up-to-date traffic and construction information can be found online 24-hours a day at