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Published: Wednesday, 8/27/2014

Last smokestack at former Toledo Edison plant to be imploded, shortened


The last smokestack at the former Toledo Edison Power Plant will be shortened to 100 feet via an implosion scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.

Parts of Front Street will be closed for public safety and the Maumee River will be closed from the Craig to King bridges. A news release from the city said, "boaters who dock their vessels at the Skyway Marina are encouraged to move their boats Friday morning."

The implosion is slated to be over by 11 a.m., the news release states.

The other two accompanying stacks, deemed unsafe and an eyesore, were imploded July 16 by an Oklahoma explosives contractor as part of a city goal of clearing the old Toledo Edison power plant site to improve the chances of developing the Marina District.

Traffic on the Veterans' Glass City Skyway will be reduced or come to a stop before the event.

Other areas that will be closed are:

8 a.m. Friday

-S. Marina between Front and Riverside

-Riverside between Main and S. Marina

9:30 a.m. Friday

-Carbon at Front

-East Broadway at Front

-Elgin at Front

-Essex at Front

-Front between Craig Bridge/I-280 ramp and Essex

-Licking at Front

-Steel at Front

-Tribute Park entrance at Front

-Worthington at Front

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