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The City of Dublin is proud and excited to announce the opening of the new pedestrian bridge over the Scioto River. The bridge will open with a community celebration and dedication event on March 13, 2020. Read more
The shoring towers have been removed, and Dublin’s suspension bridge is now truly suspended! This was a critical step toward completion. Handrails have been installed and crews are now working on lighting elements.
Work began in February 2017, and much has been accomplished over the last few years. Here is a list of the major items that have been completed:
Crews installed the tie-down cable for the pedestrian/bicycle bridge on June 13, 2019. Cable installation will be ongoing throughout the summer. There are 43 total cables including one tie-down cable, two main suspension cables, two restrainer cables and 38 hanger cables.
The cables were fabricated in Italy (one of only three companies in the world that produces the type of suspension cables needed for our unique “S” curve bridge). Then, the cables were extensively tested in Germany, before being shipped to the United States.
Once cable installation is complete, the concrete deck will be formed and poured, the handrails will be installed, structural steel will be painted and lighting will be installed.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Spanning the Scioto – Fun Facts
A pedestrian and bicycle bridge will span the Scioto River in the heart of Dublin connecting the future Rivers
ide Crossing Park on the east side of the river as well as nearby commercial, residential and retail to Downtown Dublin on the west side. The pedestrian bridge will also serve as an iconic City of Dublin landmark – representing connectivity and inclusivity.
The bridge will be 760-foot total length by 14 foot wide. The bridge deck is “S” shaped in plan with a radius of 500 foot and is anchored into the earth at the embankments. Four 65 foot approach spans lead to a 500 foot long suspension span. The deck passes through the “keyhole” of the main tower which is 169 foot tall.
A pedestrian bridge linking the east and west sides of the Scioto River has been envisioned since The Community Plan was adopted in 2007. In early 2017 the City contracted with Kokosing Construction for a cost of $22,603,889 for the construction of the pedestrian bridge.
The bridge is part of $120 million worth of public and private investments taking place in Downtown Dublin over the next couple of years.
Timeline: Construction planned for 2017 – 2019.
Construction began in early February 2017 and is projected to be complete by the end of 2019.
Developer: City of Dublin
Engineer of Record: T.Y.Lin International
Contractor: Kokosing Construction Company