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* News Release *
 
Thursday, October 23, 1997
For Immediate Release

HAMILTON 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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