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Clinton Street bridge replacement

Bridge Preservation

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  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

About the project

​The Clinton Street bridge, which carries state Routes 15, 18 and 66 over the Maumee River in downtown Defiance, has been replaced with a structure that carries four lanes of traffic. The new structure also provides better access across the bridge for pedestrians, bicyclists and those with disabilities.

The new structure was dedicated as the Purple Heart Bridge and reopened on Dec. 2, 2019.

Work on the $8.3 million project began ​in early 2019. Additional work around the structure will continue through summer 2020, with lane restrictions on the structure possible. The Great Lakes Construction Company, Hinckley, serves as the general contractor.​​​

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News Alerts

Clinton Street bridge project nears completion

6/10/20 - River Road and Fort Street to reopen soon

I-75 project through Findlay, Hancock County enters final year

2/18/20 - Project anticipated to complete late fall

Clinton Street bridge dedicated, reopened

12/2/19 - Bridge dedicated in honor of Purple Heart recipients

Dedication, then opening of Clinton Street bridge to happen Monday

11/27/19 - Work will continue around the bridge through next summer