State To Launch Bridge Repair Project Next Year

Nov 1, 2013

State transportation officials want to repair or replace 200 county and city-owned bridges over the next three years.

Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray says 120 million federal dollars will be spent on maintenance or repairs.

Wray says work on the first 40 structures is expected to begin next year. Wray says ODOT then plans to work with local officials to identify other bridges in need of repair. Ohio has 44 thousand bridges of 10 feet or longer, second most in the nation behind Texas.