The Glen Echo bridge will open one day later than initially anticipated by Ohio Department of Transportation officials -- not two days later, as previously was announced.

That means, according to District 6 spokeswoman Nancy Burton, that motorist should be able to use one lane in either direction of Indianola Avenue beginning at 3 p.m.

Rain and cool temperatures Nov. 7 threatened to delay striping, so the anticipated opening of the north-south roadway had been pushed back from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10.

“Despite the weather, the contractor did get the paving done after all,” Burton wrote in an email sent at 8:46 a.m. Nov. 9. “In a few hours, the striping will be complete. By 3, one lane in each direction will be open on the Glen Echo bridge.

“The second lane will be closed to allow the contractor to install the railing, which should take about a week.”

The bridge, which carries Indianola Avenue over Glen Echo Park, was shut down for major renovation work April 10.

--Kevin Parks 


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Weather delays Glen Echo bridge's opening by a day

The cold temperatures and drizzle Nov. 7 mean Clintonville drivers will have to wait one more day for the Glen Echo bridge to open.

The bridge, which carries Indianola Avenue over Glen Echo Park, was set for some final paving work Nov. 7, but that rain canceled that.

"It's why we always say 'weather permitting,' " Ohio Department of Transportation District 6 spokeswoman Nancy Burton wrote in an email.

The bridge shut down for a major overhaul April 10. Under the new schedule, one lane in each direction will open by 3 p.m. Nov. 10, instead of Nov. 9, Burton said.

Burton announced the earlier opening date in an email sent out Nov. 6, to which Alice Waldhauer of the Friends of the Ravine organization responded: "Everyone in the neighborhood is excited for the conclusion of the 'Great Divide.'"

The remaining lanes are scheduled to open Nov. 16.