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Bellaire Bridge Has Deadline

Owners are ordered to obtain bond by June 20

March 21, 2013

BENWOOD — Owners of the Bellaire Bridge have until June 20 to secure a performance bond needed for the permit to take down the span, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled....

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RobinHood

Mar-21-13 4:08 PM

Impact, I know what you are saying. It is a U.S. District Court, so it doesn't matter what district it is in WV or OH, it is a federal court, not a state court. So it is the U.S. placing this requirement on them, not the State of Ohio.

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Shark88

Mar-21-13 2:51 PM

Yes, it is a federal district court that just happens to be in the state of ohio. Are there none in WV?

"The Bellaire Bridge has a deadline".

Doesn't everyone have a deadline?

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impact

Mar-21-13 12:19 PM

Can no one read. This is a federal district court, not the state of ohio.

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impact

Mar-21-13 12:19 PM

Can no one read. This is a federal district court, not the state of ohio.

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Shark88

Mar-21-13 11:40 AM

Ohio puts demand on WV...

Notice the judge didn't specify a time limit on bridge demolition.

They could begin taking the bridge down this summer by removing only one bolt at a time.

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rover1958

Mar-21-13 10:51 AM

OhValleyGuy - I made the same comments as you but added that I could not see why state of Ohio is involved as surely this bridge, though private, is like all other spans over the Ohio River...ie they are under WV jurisdiction.

My comment was pulled by, I guess, the censor.

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OhValleyGuy

Mar-21-13 1:56 AM

"We just can't sit on our hands and wait for something to happen," (Police Chief Frank Longwell) added.

Funny, if the reporting in the news media has been accurate, it seems to me this bridge would've been down months ago, perhaps more than year ago, had Frank Longwell and his cronies in Benwood not created demand after demand, then required monies and deposits that would be held by the city (who in their right minds would agree to that?), and the list goes on. Perhaps this judge should've read those stories and reports (and the comments sections) before making such a decision.

From the outside, it appears the bridge's owners are being put in a bit of a no-win situation here. The State of Ohio sets deadlines and imposes fines, while the City of Benwood stands in the way and throws up roadblocks that prevent this demolition from happening sooner.

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