Officials to break ground on $16M Third Street bridge replacement

DAYTON — The project to replace the Third Street bridge in Dayton is scheduled to begin with a ground-breaking ceremony today at 2 p.m., kicking off two years and $16 million in construction.

The bridge is scheduled to be completely closed on Jan. 1, and reopen Oct. 2021.

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Funding for the project came from local, state and federal agencies, according to a release from Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner.

The event will include speeches from:

  • Paul Gruner, Montgomery County Engineer
  • Jack Marchbanks, Director, Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Debbie Lieberman, President, Montgomery County Commission
  • Nan Whaley, Mayor, City of Dayton
  • Senator Stephen Huffman, Ohio Senate District 5
  • Representative Fred Strahorn, Ohio House District 39
  • Brian Martin, Exec. Dir., Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Dr. Derrick Foward, President, Dayton Unit NAACP
  • Willis "Bing" Davis, artist and member of Bridge Design Committee
  • Janet Bly, General Manager, Miami Conservancy District
  • Becky Benná, Executive Director, Five Rivers MetroParks