The Dublin Link is now open! Officially opening on March 17, 2020, it is the longest sing span, single tower S-shaped suspension bridge in the world. There is still some painting to do, which will take place this Spring. Construction is now underway on Riverside Crossing Park, which you can watch on our live camera.
The 760-foot long “S” curve bridge will open after three years of construction. It is the longest span single tower S-shaped suspension bridge in the world.
A pedestrian bridge linking the east and west sides of the Scioto River has been envisioned for decades. This landmark between two landings represents connectivity and inclusivity. It physically connects Dublin’s beloved historic district with the future Riverside Crossing Park and the thriving Bridge Park mixed-use development.
Bridge Park is part of the larger Bridge Street District, which is an area undergoing vast redevelopment as part of public and private investments. The walkable district is thriving with new options for housing, entertainment, dining and retail. In addition, this suburban-urban neighborhood features prime office and event space, an AC Marriott Hotel with rooftop restaurant/bar, along with an abundance of convenient parking in free public garages.
The Dublin Link will further bolster this thriving district by adding a convenient connection between the commercial, residential and retail destinations on both sides of the Scioto River. With the west landing in the heart of Historic Dublin and the east landing in the future Riverside Crossing Park, the bridge will serve as an iconic City of Dublin landmark – representing connectivity and inclusivity.
Choices in housing, dining, and shopping along with riverfront parks, a new library and gathering spaces are fueling a vibrancy and creating connectivity.
For more information on the Bridge Street District, including The Dublin Link and Riverside Crossing Park, please visit bridgestreet.dublinohiousa.gov.
The Dublin Link: Fun Facts
- 350,000 pounds (175 tons) of reinforcing steel – weight of 100 mid-size cars or 145 OSU victory bells (2,420 pounds)
- 1,600 cy of concrete – amount of concrete to build 32 new single family houses (foundations and driveway – 50 cy per house)
- Two suspension cables (120mm diameter) – tensile force in cable of 3,250,000 lbs. each – this force is the weight of 500 adult African Bush Elephants (6.5 tons each)(since zoo is nearby)
- Structural Steel was fabricated in Tampa, Florida
- Main and Hanger suspension cables were fabricated in Milano, Italy
- Cables were tested in Braunschweig and Bochum Germany
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