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September 20, 2018
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New Ironton bridge design
(WOUB) - The Ohio Department of Transportation continues to make plans for the reconstruction of the Ironton-Russell Bridge.

Spokeswoman Kathleen Fuller says a new design calls for two towers, instead of one, which should bring down the cost of the bridge.

The original plan for the Ironton-Russell Bridge, which crosses the Ohio River into Kentucky, was too expensive.

ODOT also says it has received a committment from the Governor so that sufficient funds will be available for the project.

The bridge currently has weight and width restrictions on it.

Reconstruction is expected to start in 2012.
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