Tonight the City of Dayton is holding a public meeting to show new design concepts for the proposed Webster Street replacement bridge over the Mad River. Bridge designer EMH&T will be on hand to hear suggestions and answer questions.
Assistant Director of Public Works, Steve Finke says the bridge is still structurally sound but the replacement is needed.
"Typically around the city a lot of the bridges are between seventy-five and a hundred years old, that's about what you can get out of a bridge. So that's what we've been doing the last couple of years, we've been replacing some of these old bridges and Webster Street is one of them. In late 2002, early 2003 we did some rehab of it, some esthetic improvements, but structurally it's served its time."
Finke says all the plan’s for the Webster Street Bridge include widening it to five lanes. Tonight’s meeting is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Tech Town in Dayton.