Oversized Load To Slow US 50, Ohio 128 Again

Posted On May 18, 2012
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The first of four massive cold boxes being moved on Tuesday.


(Cleves, Oh.) – A way oversized load returns to U.S. 50 and Ohio State Road 128 Friday.


The Ohio Department of Transportation says crews will again be assisting with the transport of a massive metal object called a cold box. It’s the second of the objects to be moved from Anderson Ferry to the AK Steel plant in Middletown, Ohio.


U.S. 50 and S.R. 128 will gradually be closed as the load moves at about 5 MPH.


The boxes are so large  – 146 to 175 feet in length, 18.5 feet in width and 19.5 feet in height – that utility crews must lift power and telephone lines up so it can pass underneath.


Two more of the oversized loads will be moved next week on Monday and Tuesday, May 21-22 then again on Thursday and Friday, May 24-25.


Here is the route the loads will take:


Depart Anderson Ferry to west U.S. 50; north on South Miami Avenue; crossover at Cooper Road; west to U.S. 50 in the eastbound lanes; north on State Route 128; north on U.S. 27 entering from the U.S. 27 southbound off ramp to SR 128; north on U.S. 27; east on Stahlheber Road; north on Morman Road; east on SR 130; north on SR 177; east on SR 73; south on U.S. 127; east on SR 73; north on SR 4, entering SR 4 using the southbound exit ramp to SR 73; at top of ramp, crossover the median into north SR 4 lanes; east on 14th Avenue to Yankee Road and destination.


Here is video of the first box being transported on Tuesday, courtesy of AndrusVideo.com: