Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ironton-Russell Bridge replacement plans moving forward

The Ohio River bridge connecting Ironton, Ohio, and Russell, Ky., opened in 1922. It was the first highway bridge over the Ohio between Wheeling and Cincinnati. For years, the state of Ohio has tried to replace it. Now it has a new plan, and the contract to build a new two-tower cable stay bridge could go out to bid on Oct. 1. Here's one newspaper account of those plans.