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Bridge work to close 25A south of city

June 19, 2014

Auglaize County Engineer Douglas Reinhart displays one of 20 three-sided concrete boxes that will be used in the bridge replacement project on county Road 25A, south of Wapakoneta. The project is scheduled to begin on Monday and take 30 days to complete, weather permitting. (Staff photo/Brittany Powell)

A bridge replacement project scheduled to begin Monday will shut down county Road 25A south of Wapakoneta to traffic for about a month, according to the Auglaize County Engineering Department.

Drivers are encouraged to take I-75 as an alternative route during the 30 days of the construction, Auglaize County Engineer Douglas Reinhart said. County Road 25A will be closed between Pusheta Road and Freyburg Drive.

Reinhart said Hardin Pike, another parallel road west of 25A is also an option, but that it is a road with “more curves and smaller lane width.”

The bridge replacement construction was planned after the annual inspection and evaluation of the county bridges and roadways.

“The intrusion of salt into the concrete deck is causing us quite a bit of concern,” Reinhart said about the bridge.

For the full story, see the Thursday, June 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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