1/22/15 – 5:31 A.M.
Preliminary plans for reconstructing the I-9 bridge near Ottawa are complete, but you can’t see them just yet. The Putnam County Sentinel reports officials from the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District gave a report on the bridge at a recent meeting. District Manager Lynn Army said the plans will be made public when a complete version is finished.
The I-9 bridge has been blamed for creating flooding issues along the Blanchard River in Putnam County. Many say the bridge approach slows down the flow of the river.
Army said that the steady state model of water flow showed that changes to the bridge would reduce the river depth by four to six inches. He believes that the unsteady state model will show even more reduction in river depth.
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