Garfield bridge work should resume this month


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Bridge approaches and W. Garfield Avenue from the bridge to Main Street still need to be paved.

Bridge approaches and W. Garfield Avenue from the bridge to Main Street still need to be paved.


Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

If the weather cooperates, the Garfield Avenue Bridge replacement project could finally come to a close this month or next.

“I reached out to the contractor and engineer last Monday and the contractor indicated they are waiting for the asphalt plant they use to open which they believe will occur in the middle of April,” said Village Administrator Rosanna Hoelzle. “Once that is open, the project will finish fairly soon after.”

The bridge was originally scheduled to reopen in 2018, but harsh November weather hampered the project. The 75-foot approaches on either side of the bridge, and the road from the bridge to Main Street, were not paved before winter.

Replacement of the bridge started later than planned due to Toledo Edison’s delayed relocation of power lines around the project, Hoelzle said last fall.

Bridge approaches and W. Garfield Avenue from the bridge to Main Street still need to be paved.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/04/web1_Garfield-Bridge-done.jpgBridge approaches and W. Garfield Avenue from the bridge to Main Street still need to be paved. Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

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