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Dayton’s Webster Street Bridge Opens to Traffic

After well over a year and a half of construction, the City of Dayton celebrated the opening of the new Webster Street Bridge. The $11 million bridge over the Mad River replaces a 99-year-old structure demolished in early 2016.

EMH&T was proud to design this significant project, which serves as an important connection between north Dayton and downtown, and brings the city one step closer to completing its ambitious bridge replacement program.

The bridge design incorporates three, nearly 120- foot spans of prestressed concrete I-beams with wall type piers, full height abutments, and overlook plazas at each corner. Its unique design has been realized through each plaza’s 26-foot tower with a beacon light at its apex. The beacon light sides, railing, and piers contain the latest in color changing LED lighting to create a gateway effect and blend aesthetically with the surrounding area known as Tech Town. In addition to the aesthetic enhancements, an additional lane and wider sidewalks on both sides of the bridge and surrounding roadway upgrades have breathed new life into this important local river crossing.

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