The deck was poured Monday for the new Osborn Avenue bridge over the Blanchard River near Riverside Park, but it will not open to traffic until after Thanksgiving, county Engineer Chris Long told the Hancock County commissioners Tuesday.

A corrosion-inhibitor material has to be applied to the beams.

Separately, cleanup work was still underway at the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles license area in a county-owned building on Hancock County 140 after 6 inches of water flooded the area Saturday when a fire suppression waterline in the ceiling broke. State-issued computer towers were damaged and have to be replaced.

The office hoped to reopen today.

The adjacent motor vehicle title office was not affected by the damage.

The same building sustained roof damage which flooded the floor last week when straight-line winds blew through the area.

Separately, Commissioner Tim Bechtol had discussions with personnel from Spieker Co., Perrysburg, which will do some reinforcement work and close a stairwell on the second floor of the probate/juvenile court building on Dorney Plaza. The work is expected to begin soon.

An annexation to Findlay of Marion Township property on Crystal Avenue, northeast of Crystal Glen Apartments, was requested by Humble Robinson Group, represented by attorney Phil Rooney. The building will be used for warehousing or industrial manufacturing. The annexation hearing will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 30 in the commissioners’ first-floor hearing room.

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