HUDSON — City officials are accepting public comments about a $1 million bridge replacement project planned for next year.
The removal and replacement of the Ingleside Drive Bridge — which travels over Brandywine Creek — is scheduled for 2020, and the project is expected to last about six months.
City engineer Brad Kosco said the 90-year-old concrete slab bridge is “rated structurally deficient."
“The bridge’s load rating has been reduced to limit the maximum weight of vehicles currently using the bridge,” he said. “The bridge is also hydraulically undersized and has overtopped during heavy rain events.”
The design and reconstruction work will be primarily funded by a $977,400 grant that is coming from the Ohio Municipal Bridge Fund, said Kosco, who added the city has budgeted $230,000 to cover the remaining amount.
The city is conducting the design and environmental analysis for the bridge project. Kosco said the design work will carry a $275,000 bill, while the environmental analysis will cost approximately $23,000.
The city on Wednesday hosted an open house in the municipal services building to receive public comments. Kosco said about 12 to 15 residents joined the city staff and the design consultant to share their thoughts.
Written comments may be submitted by May 31 to: Bradley Kosco, P.E., P.S., Hudson City Engineer, 115 Executive Parkway, Suite 400, Hudson, OH 44236.