Best Of 2018

Best Reason to Get Right with the Lord Before Entering the West Side: Western Hills Viaduct

If you were 76 years old and thousands of cars drove over you every day, you’d be tired, too. In 2017, motorists snapped pictures of concrete falling from the literally crumbling Western Hills Viaduct, reminding us that, despite officials’ promises that the bridge is safe, our gateway from the center of the city to Price Hill Chili and Elder High School football games (and, for many of us, our houses) needs some major help. In 2017, elected officials got a little closer to finding enough change under the couch cushions for the bridge’s $335 million replacement. Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati pledged $33 million each for the project. That just leaves, oh, about $280 million left to scrape together. Easy!