High Level Bridge to be closed to eastbound traffic for weekend

The Anthony Wayne Bridge, or High Level Bridge, across the Maumee River will be closed to eastbound traffic starting Saturday morning at 7:00 AM. The bridge will reopen Monday, June 6, at 6:00 AM.

The bridge is being closed for joint repair.

The detour is Summit Street to Main Street/Cherry Street, across the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge, to Oak Street, to Woodville Road.

ODOT has a massive refurbishment project scheduled for the Anthony Wayne Bridge in 2013. The rehabilitation of the bridge will take two years and cost approximately $50 million. The bridge has been deemed structurally insufficient by at least one professional engineering group.

Have you observed the deterioration of the Anthony Wayne Bridge? Do you worry when you cross this bridge because of its condition?