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      ODOT project begins on Anthony Wayne Bridge

      ODOT officials said construction will close for 19 months.

      The Anthony Wayne Bridge closes Monday to begin the $28.7 million Ohio Department of Transportation project.Drivers who use the High Level Bridge that connects downtown to east Toledo will need to find a different route.ODOT is expected to re-deck the bridge, replace lighting and existing truss end spans, and rebuild sidewalks, railings and fences.ODOT officials said the bridge won't reopen until September 2015.