The implosion of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge on I-71 in Warren County didn’t go as planned Sunday morning.
An ODOT spokesperson said one of the explosive charges came loose, leaving one of four sections standing.
Matt Bruning, ODOT spokesman, said crews will look to attach another charge, and try to demolish the remaining bridge within an hour.
The delay isn’t expected to impact traffic. The area was scheduled to be cleared by 11 a.m.
FIRST REPORT: The demolition of the old southbound span of the Jeremiah Morrow bridge on Interstate 71 in Warren County did not go as planned, Sunday morning.
Crews began detonation of the 53-year-old bridge around 7:10 a.m.
A section of the remaining bridge remained standing after the dust had settled while three other sections were demolished as anticipated.
It was the last structure still standing from the bridge opened to traffic on Nov. 19, 1964. The concrete, and steel overhanging the river, on the southbound span had already been removed.
ODOT replaced the with a new one after six years and $104 million in construction. Final work, including reopening of the rest area, is to completed by July 31.
Source: Dayton Daily News