Logan County Engineer Scott Coleman has scuttled plans to restore a single-lane bridge on County Road 21 after Bloomfield Township residents asked for a two-lane span.
Planning has begun and his office is applying for federal funding for fiscal year 2020 to pay for the project.
Logan County had lined up to $2.2 million to rehabilitate the old bridge. It has yet to be determine how much the two-lane option will cost.
Mr. Coleman said it will include a rerouting of the road north of the current bridge location and the roadway will be engineered to handle 55-mph traffic, a design requirement for federal funding of new bridges.
“Our plan is to keep the current bridge open as long as we can,” he said, “hopefully, we can make it until the new one is complete.”