Stories tagged with: Y-bridge

July 19, 2014 - 4:08pm
3 days 5 hours ago

As Zanesville's Y-Bridge celebrates its bicentennial this year, area residents turned out to learn a little bit more about the bridge's history.

The Muskingum County Library System and the Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County hosted David Simmons at the John McIntire Auditorium Saturday afternoon. Simmons serves as President of the Ohio Historic Bridge Association and addressed the crowd on a wide range of topics including some of the reasons for constructing the...

July 6, 2014 - 5:29pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

Zanesville's famous Y-Bridge is celebrating a major milestone this year.

The first Y-Bridge was constructed 200 years ago in 1814. From stagecoaches to automobiles and covered wooden bridges to the current concrete one, the bridge has certainly seen some changes throughout the years.

 "The first bridge was a toll bridge," said Bob Jenkins, President of the Pioneer and Historical Society. "You had to pay so much for each animal, each person crossing...

June 19, 2014 - 10:29am
4 weeks 5 days ago

The City of Zanesville said Linden Avenue will remain closed on the southbound lane and open on the northbound lane from Lee Street to West Main Street until Friday, June 27, while repair work is done to a wall in the area.

The Department of Public Service announced the underpass lane will be closed to all traffic while work is completed. A wall near the railroad underpass on Linden Avenue suffered damage, after a vehicle crashed into it.

The City said work will be completed...

June 17, 2014 - 10:49am
5 weeks 15 hours ago

Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton says the Linden Avenue span of the Y-Bridge is closed while some repair work is done to a wall damaged in an accident. 

Tilton says the south bound lane of Linden Avenue is closed from Lee Street to West Main so crews can repair a wall that suffered damage after a vehicle crashed into it at the railroad underpass. 

Mayor Tilton says the work should be completed by Friday. The LInden Avenue span could be re-opened to traffic tonight (Tuesdasy...

May 20, 2014 - 2:21pm
9 weeks 11 hours ago

Zanesville's Y-Bridge added some color this afternoon as volunteers from the Muskingum Valley Garden Society worked to plant flowers as part of the downtown beautification process.  The volunteers worked to fill 36 baskets on the bridge's poles that are equipped with an automatic watering system, and even more planting will be done throughout the downtown area later this week.

"We were at City Hall getting the flower beds ready to plant this Wednesday, and we'll be planting...

April 15, 2013 - 8:23am
1 year 14 weeks ago

A section of the Y-bridge will close for several hours Tuesday and continuing through Thursday.

The City of Zanesville Street Department said the 12'5 section of the Y-Bridge underpass will close Tuesday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The street department said the closure is due to work that needs done on the catch basin. Only the truck lane will be affected by the closure.

The work is weather permitting. If canceled work will take place April 23-25.

May 15, 2012 - 4:06pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

You may notice Zanesville's iconic Y-Bridge looking a little more floral than usual.

Today volunteers from the Muskingum Valley Garden Society and staff members from Timber Run Gardens planted flowers in baskets attached to lamp posts along the bridge.

Tom Ruggles is a Master Gardener from the OSU Extension Office and said dressing up one of the city's most prominent landmarks during the season is a very satisfying experience.

"I think what has happened with the...

September 9, 2010 - 7:13pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

An early morning accident on the Y-Bridge claims the life of a Zanesville man. Three Zanesville police officers are being recognized for their heroic efforts to try to save the man's life.

A tragic car accident on the Y-Bridge took the life of 28-year-old Ryan McCuen of Zanesville.

"About 1:30 this morning a car was southbound on Linden Avenue missed a turn at the Y Bridge, crashed into the bridge itself, the gas tank was pierced and the car bursts into flames and there was...

June 29, 2010 - 4:38pm
4 years 3 weeks ago
May 4, 2010 - 5:51am
4 years 11 weeks ago

Zanesville police say that had several people call in and say a woman was attempting to jump off the Y-bridge.


Lt. Bill Shaw says it officers arrived at the Y-bridge around 8pm Monday night where a woman was threatening to jump off. A Zanesville policeman talked to the woman and eventually got close enough to grab her and pull her over.

She was taken to the hospital.

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