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Dayton plans opening of new $6 million Helena Street bridge

City officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday to commemorate the reopening of the Helena Street bridge.

The bridge, spanning over the Great Miami River in Dayton will not officially open to traffic until next week, officials said Thursday, but no specified date has been determined.

The bridge was scheduled to reopen Friday, but was delayed due to bad weather.

The ailing bridge was closed in the fall of 2016 for a $6 million rebuild that features wider sidewalks, improved lighting and a new middle turn lane.

RELATED: Dayton replacing Helena Street bridge for $6M

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Since 1999, the city of Dayton has invested almost $65 million to replace 11 bridges.

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When the Helena Street bridge reopens, work will begin on replacing the nearby Keowee Street bridge over the Great Miami River. The Keowee Street bridge, scheduled to close Jan. 2, is providing a detour route for the Helena Street bridge.

RELATED: Keowee Street detours delayed, but bridge will close for almost 2 years

Here’s a look at the completed Dayton bridge projects and their cost (in reverse chronological order):

Webster Street Bridge over the Mad River

Opened: November 2, 2017

Cost: $10.1 million

Broadway Street Bridge over Wolf Creek

Opened: September 16, 2013

Cost: $2.4 million

Rosedale Drive Bridge over Wolf Creek

Opened: October 25, 2011

Cost: $1.9 million

Philadelphia Drive Bridge over Wolf Creek

Opened: January 11, 2011

Cost: $3.4 million

Edwin C. Moses Boulevard Bridge over Wolf Creek (aka the Veterans Memorial Bridge)

Opened: May 13, 2010

Cost: $4.3 million

Stewart Street Bridge over the Great Miami River

Opened: November 30, 2009

Cost: $15.4 million

Dayton Expressway Bridge over Keowee Street

Opened: November 3, 2008

Cost: $6.6 million

Paul Lawrence Dunbar Street Bridge over Wolf Creek

Opened: July 29, 2008

Cost: $2.4 million

Washington Street Bridge over the Great Miami River

Opened: December 6, 2007

Cost: $7.6 million

Findlay Street Bridge over the Mad River

Opened: May 5, 2006

Cost: $4.5 million

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