ODOT finalizes plans for bridge reconstruction

In the coming years, Waterville, Ohio will see the rebuilding of its bridge crossing the Maumee River.

The reconstruction is being done by the Ohio Department of Transportation and is currently working on finalizing design plans, Theresa Polloick, public information officer for ODOT, said.

The bridge was originally built in 1904, and is in need of repairs, Wood County Engineer Raymond Huber said.

“[It’s] old, tired and in poor condition,” he said.

Reconstruction of the bridge is “awhile away” and should be ready by 2017, and will take 30 to 45 days to complete, Polloick said.