Sunday, August 28, 2011

A tale of two old bridges

The Ohio River bridge near Wheeling -- the one that's been closed for 20 years and still stands -- could be coming down soon.

Down at Ironton, Ohio, questions about funding could mean delays in replacing the 90-year-old bridge there. For nearly 10 years, every plan to replace the bridge has been postponed for one reason or another, usually having to do with money. And now, according to the Ironton Tribune, a plan to put the replacement out for bid in October may be delayed while the state of Ohio investigates a possible new funding scheme.