Defiance, OH

The Purple Heart Bridge replaced the Clinton Street bridge that was built in 1930.

The total project cost $8.3 million and widened the driving deck, along with wider pedestrian sidewalks.

The bridge closed in February 2019 for total reconstruction. The construction continued throughout the year despite many forms of severe weather that could have caused all kinds of delays, including a 130-year flood and extremely cold temperatures.

Concrete was poured on October 4th and 5th during the late-night hours and into daybreak. The long days and extra effort paid off with the bridge’s dedication on Monday, December 2, 2019.