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West Carrollton has agreed to buy 402 S. Elm for $75,000 and is nearing a deal on the land at 403 for a similar price, Norton said.
Two parcels on Shadybrook Lane will also be needed to make room for the new bridge, he said.
The city estimates about $200,000 will needed for right-of-way issues to replace the 23-foot span with one 75 feet long. The longer bridge will accommodate Owl Creek, which flows beneath, when it is expanded to 70 feet wide, city officials said.
Half of the project is being financed with an Ohio Public Works Commission loan and the rest through a state grant, city records show.
Actual construction is projected at $940,000 with design and contingencies targeted for about $94,000 each, Norton said.
City officials began looking at funding options for the bridge’s replacement about two years ago. At that time, they labeled the condition of the 20-ton limited structure as “dire.”
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Now, West Carrollton Mayor Jeff Sanner said, “I’m looking forward to that getting done.”
Property acquisition is targeted for completion by the end of April. Work to reroute utility lines around the bridge and demolition of homes the city is buying is expected to be completed by June, Norton said.
Elm Street near the bridge should close around Aug. 1 and completion of the new bridge is projected for the end of October, he said.