Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Bridge construction begins

Project is part of Little Miami park trail

By Jon Gambrell
The Cincinnati Enquirer

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - Construction has begun on two bridges that will link Avoca Park to the Little Miami Golf Center in a hike/bike trail.

The trail will cross both Dry Creek Run and the Little Miami River at U.S. 50 and Newtown Road.

This project is the first phase of connecting the Little Miami State Park Trail from Xenia to Lunken Field. Currently, the trail is 50 miles long and ends in Milford.

Planning Director Ross Hamer called this step a "major accomplishment."

"This is the biggest physical challenge of connecting the trails," he said.

The Little Miami River is also designated as a state and federal scenic river, making the planning and construction of the bridge more complicated, according to Hamer.

The Metropolitan Sewer District and Cincinnati Water Works will also be involved in construction, working on pipelines in the area. Afterward, the park district will begin paving the path, said Jim Rahtz of the Hamilton County Park District.

During the construction, the Bass Island area of the Little Miami Golf Course will be closed. The area is tentatively scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2004 upon the completion of the bridge.

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