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Marucci & Gaffney Inc. of Youngstown is replacing the city’s Elm Street Bridge over Crandall Run, which carried a daily average of more than 7,000 vehicles. The 94-year-old bridge closed March 4, and its replacement is scheduled to open in mid-November, when the $2.3 million project is completed.

Marucci & Gaffney Inc. of Youngstown is replacing the city’s Elm Street Bridge over Crandall Run, which carried a daily average of more than 7,000 vehicles. The 94-year-old bridge closed March 4, and its replacement is scheduled to open in mid-November, when the $2.3 million project is completed.


Water seeps through cracks on the underside of the Walker Mill Road Bridge over Yellow Creek in Boardman. When excess asphalt is removed to reduce bridge deck weight this year, a waterproofing fabric will be applied to the deck to reduce water and road salt penetration and slow the deterioration.

Water seeps through cracks on the underside of the Walker Mill Road Bridge over Yellow Creek in Boardman. When excess asphalt is removed to reduce bridge deck weight this year, a waterproofing fabric will be applied to the deck to reduce water and road salt penetration and slow the deterioration.


Randy Partika, Mahoning County bridge engineer, checks the underside of the structurally deficient, 1925-vintage Walker Mill Road Bridge over Yellow Creek in Boardman, where concrete is peeling and the bottom layer of reinforcing bars is exposed and rusting. The bridge carries a daily average of 1,880 vehicles and has a truck weight limit reduction.

Randy Partika, Mahoning County bridge engineer, checks the underside of the structurally deficient, 1925-vintage Walker Mill Road Bridge over Yellow Creek in Boardman, where concrete is peeling and the bottom layer of reinforcing bars is exposed and rusting. The bridge carries a daily average of 1,880 vehicles and has a ...