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Three bridges in works to reduce Oregon flooding

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OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Three new bridges will be built in Oregon as part of the Oregon Flood Relief Program.

Starting Monday, Bayshore Road will be shut down for 45 days for the project, which involves taking three existing streams and routing them to a new channel out to Lake Erie.

Oregon's Public Service Department says the channel will improve the water quality for the lake. One stream is located next to a road – after relocation, it will prevent erosion of the road. The other two run through the BP-Husky refinery. The project will help prevent flooding there.

The bridges themselves will be around 28 feet long. They're being built so that the streams can run underneath and form into one channel.

"Putting a much wider channel for all three is going to help reduce flooding upstream," said Public Service Director Paul Roman.

The other bridges will be built for Cedar Point Road and for a railroad spurt that's owned by Norfolk Southern.

The entire project is expected to be complete by June of 2014.

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