Webster Street Bridge closes today in downtown Dayton

Published: Monday, January 11, 2016 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Monday, January 11, 2016 @ 1:23 PM

Demolition of Webster Street bridge begins

The downtown Webster Street Bridge is coming down, and the road will close to traffic beginning today for the next year and a half.

A detour will take motorists to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue.

Demolition of the bridge over the Mad River will be followed by construction of a new $10.1 million bridge that will feature five lanes, wider sidewalks, sky beams, observation decks and roadway improvements at either end of the bridge.

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The project is not slated to be complete until November 2017.