Many bridges in Ohio are run-down, need repairs

By John Seewer 9/16/2013 TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Three majestic bridges that soar over the Cuyahoga River and connect downtown Cleveland with the city’s west side opened to traffic before the nation entered World War II and are more than showing their age. The newest one — the Main Avenue Bridge, completed in 1939 — was shut down to truck traffic last year so that...

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Highway funding stalls out

By Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch 9/3/2013 Ohio’s interstate system is among the busiest in the country, absorbing billions of miles of wear and tear each year. But the pace of cash flowing into state coffers to pay for highway upkeep hasn’t kept up with traffic levels, and some say that funding should go to alternative modes of transportation. Since 1988,...

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