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Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 5:50 AM
DAYTON, OHIO — The Keowee Street Bridge over the Great Miami River is coming apart. Contractors have begun the process of demolishing the more than 80-year-old concrete and dirt-filled structure.
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Earlier this week, about half of the bridge decking was jackhammered out, revealing tons dirt/slag fill underneath that sat atop the concrete arches of the bridge. Dump truck loads of the debris were hauled away.
A construction bid of $8.8 million was awarded to Eagle Construction for a new bridge and the demolition.
The Keowee St. Bridge is the last of the filled arch bridges in Montgomery County and carried about 20,000 cars daily between Harrison Township and the City of Dayton.
The bridge is structurally deficient, according to Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner.
“It’s in very poor condition. There’s pieces of concrete falling off onto the bike path and into the river. It needs to be done for the safety of the public.”
The new bridge will be wider and is being designed to “accommodate the needs of the rowing community. The spans are longer. They’ll be able to pass two skulls underneath, side-by-side. The project will take about two years, or two construction seasons,” Gruner says.
Detours around the bridge have been posted for vehicle traffic since it closed in December and contractors have completed a detour for users of the Great Miami River Recreational Trail on the north side of the Keowee Street Bridge.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 4:49 AM
DAYTON — Dayton police and fire responded to calls of a car fire in the parking lot of Dayton Supply and Tool Sunday.
The call came in around 3:40 a.m. at the location of 140 N. Keowee St. in Dayton.
The driver of the vehicle was the only one involved and not injured.
The cause of the fire was not known.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 6:56 AM
— Do you live in Pennsylvania? You might be $457 million richer.
According to the Powerball lottery, a single ticket sold in Pennsylvania matched all five numbers and the Powerball to win Saturday's massive jackpot, a $273.9 million cash value.
The winning numbers were 22-57-59-60-66 with Powerball 7.
If you missed out on Saturday's prize, you have another chance to win big in Tuesday's $377 million Mega Millions drawing.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:08 AM
DAYTON — The owner of MJ’s Fish and Chips arrived Saturday to find that someone fired multiple shots into the building.
Surveillance footage from the restaurant at 1600 W. Riverview Ave. showed that just after 1 a.m. a maroon small sport-utility vehicle, possibly a Kia Sportage, slowly drove south in the wrong direction of Paul Laurence Dunbar Avenue. The SUV briefly paused in front of the store before leaving the area.
At 1:45 a.m., Dayton police officers are seen checking the area after someone reported hearing several shots fired.
Police discovered 11 bullet holes: six in the window to the west of the doorway; three in the sign above the door; and two in the door.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
— Mostly sunny skies are expected today, which will be a nice day with highs in the lower 50s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Tonight: A few more clouds are expected overnight as temperatures drop into the lower 30s.
Monday: Clouds will increase through the day with highs in the lower to middle 50s. The chance for rain returns in the evening, and with temperatures falling past sunset, a few wet flakes may mix in as well.
Tuesday: A few lingering snow showers or a wintry mix will be possible early. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 40s.
Wednesday: The chance for any snow looks small, but can’t be ruled out. It’ll be a cold day with highs in the upper 30s.