NEW LONDON ROAD BRIDGE TO OPEN IN NOVEMBER
Butler County Engineer Dean
C. Foster reports that the Hamilton New London Road Bridge over
Indian Creek is scheduled to reopen by late November. Extremely
poor site conditions have hampered piling efforts and necessitated
modifications to the temporary shoring erected for the bridge.
The ground in the area is
very soft and piling must be driven at least 45 feet to encounter
a hard layer. When this portion of the project is complete, crews
will form the abutment footers, pour the new abutment, and then
reset the original bridge structure onto the new abutment. Backfilling,
paving, and striping will complete the project.
The bridge, located in Ross
Township, was closed on June 1 after high waters in Indian Creek
washed out the old bridge abutment and the adjoining roadway
approach on the bridge's east side. Crews were immediately mobilized
following the bridge's closure to rechannel the stream and shore
up the east truss to prevent the bridge from collapsing.
Following design and engineering
of a permanent solution, construction to restore the bridge began
in September when a contract was awarded to Sunesis Construction
Company of Cincinnati which submitted a low bid of $363,568.
The Butler County Engineer's Office secured State Issue 2 funds
to help pay for the project.
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