Closed lane on I-75N over DiSalle Bridge reopens

Engineers were brought in to assess the project and will be running further tests.
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 4:57 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 5:31 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Ohio Department of Transportation reopened the second lane of I-75 NB over the DiSalle Bridge Saturday night, officials confirmed.

Traffic on I-75 Northbound over the DiSalle Bridge became snarled on Thursday after a shift in an embankment on the north side of the Maumee River forced the Ohio Department of Transportation to reduce that part of the roadway to a single lane. On Friday, ODOT said the highway will remain one lane through Saturday while engineers run further tests.

A spokesperson for ODOT told 13abc that during some inspections on Wednesday night, crews found some bowing in the wall holding up the embankment. Those crews took measurements and sent them to the project manager for the construction on that part of the highway. Engineers from Virginia flew overnight to assess the roadway on Friday.

During construction, all traffic is routed on the northbound bridge as a new southbound bridge is being completed. When the project is complete, there will be two separate bridges, one for northbound and the other for southbound traffic.

Speaking to our media partner, The Blade, a spokesperson for ODOT said, “We are all hands on deck trying to get that reopened as soon as possible.” The Blade also reported that the spokesperson used the phrase “bubbling” to describe what is happening on the roadway.

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