Work to Repair Damaged Bridge over Ohio I-75 to Begin in March

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin work early this spring to repair the Lime City Road bridge over I-75 in Rossford.

The bridge was struck and damaged by an over-height load in February 2023. Since then, traffic on the bridge has been maintained in one lane with a temporary signal.

The project will remove and replace the existing concrete bridge deck, replace a damaged steel beam that was removed, repair one of the existing beams, add two additional beams to widen the structure on the west (southbound) side to support a future multi-use path, and raise the bridge height by over a foot, from 14′ 9″ to 16′ 6″.

Pat McColley, ODOT District 2 deputy director, said the existing bridge is at legal height, but the project provides an opportunity to raise it to reduce the likelihood of it being struck again. “The bridge has been struck a number of times — each time by vehicles without a legal permit or that exceeded the height of the permit,” he said.

Work is anticipated to begin in March and will initially involve primarily earth work. Traffic on I-75 in the area of the bridge will be restricted, likely beginning in late March or April. Some preliminary work, such as surveying and soil boring, is expected to begin this month with no anticipated impact to traffic.

Lime City Road itself is anticipated to close in June for approximately 120 days. The overall project is expected to complete in 2025.

ODOT anticipates the bridge will be returned to full service approximately a year and a half after it was struck.

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