• Capabilities: Design

I-75 Bridges over US Route 6, Accelerated Bridge Construction

Wood County, Ohio, United States - While far from the largest state, Ohio boasts one of the largest transportation infrastructures in the country. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) maintains more than 43,000 miles of roadways and 14,000 bridges that accommodate 100 million vehicle miles each year. Arcadis is working with ODOT to improve roads and bridges, as well as safety and mobility for travelers in the state.

1st

Lateral Bridge Slide in ODOT history

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weekend duration, existing bridge was demolished and new superstructure slid into position

Arcadis’ highway and bridge group provides a comprehensive range of services for the planning and design of transportation improvements. Our engineers have been responsible for planning and designing hundreds of miles of highways and bridges throughout Ohio. Projects have ranged in size from rural roads to complex interchanges and state-of-the-art bridge structures. One of our most recent and successful projects is an innovative bridge replacement on I-75 near Bowling Green, OH at the interchange of US 6.

A nine-mile stretch of I-75, including twin four-span bridges, was in need of rehabilitation and widening. Because potential traffic delays and closures can pose a problem, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) decided to replace this bridge using accelerated bridge construction techniques. This would be a pilot project that, if successful, would serve as a model for future bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects on busy transportation corridors.

Arcadis developed an innovative approach that “slid” the north- and southbound bridge replacement superstructures into final position in a single weekend, greatly reducing inconvenience to motorists. In preparation for the move, the new abutments and pier were constructed under the existing bridge while it maintained traffic overhead. The new superstructure was constructed to the side of the existing bridge and supported on temporary steel supports until the weekend move.

Our success using accelerated bridge construction techniques on this project not only allowed for an enhanced schedule of the project and minimal traffic disruption, but also increased safety for motorists and workers and improved the quality of construction.

Outcomes

1st

Lateral Bridge Slide in ODOT history

1

weekend duration, existing bridge was demolished and new superstructure slid into position

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Bob Beasley

Ohio Bridge Practice Manager 330 515 5669 Ask me a question
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