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New Jeremiah Morrow Bridge on SB I-71 is complete

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

The final phase of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge on southbound I-71 was commemorated Friday.

Phase two of the project has taken three years to complete, over six years in total for the entire project.

The Jeremiah Morrow Bridge is a major bridge on Interstate 71.

It spans the Little Miami River gorge between Fort Ancient and Oregonia in Ohio, connecting travelers to and from Columbus.

The bridge originally opened in 1965.

It was built as a pair of parallel continuous truss bridges that spanned the river. 

The bridges were too expensive to maintain so they had to be replaced.

The first phase of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge project was completed three years ago on the northbound side of I-71.

With the completion of the pair of bridges, they are now the tallest bridges in Ohio. They are 239 feet high above the river valley.

On Monday, there will be some various lane closures on northbound I-71. 

The final phase will be shifting all of the northbound lanes into the final traffic configuration on the bridge.

Crews will be working from 5 a.m. Monday until noon.

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