CRUMBLING CONCRETE ON BRIDGE
ONLY COSMETIC – STRUCTURALLY SOUNDElyria – Motorists driving along North Abbe Road under the Ohio Turnpike bridge today grew concerned about falling cement from the bridge and called the Police.
Officers blocked a portion of the southbound curb lane while officials from the City of Elyria and the Ohio Turnpike inspected the structure. After about an hour Officials were satisfied that the bridge was structurally sound and reopened the lane to traffic.
Lauren Hakos, Manager of Public Affairs and Marketing for the Ohio Turnpike told TMC NEWS that after the inspection it was determined that the pillar has some cosmetic issues that need to be dealt with. “The pillar had some concrete failure, but no structural damage and it will be patched when the weather conditions improve.”
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