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Virtual Tour – The Dublin Link: Our pedestrian bridge is closed right now for painting, but we’re bringing The Link to YOU. Take a virtual tour.
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.
In December 2019, the shoring towers were removed, official suspending Dublin’s suspension bridge! This was a critical step toward completion
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:
This is the longest single tower “S” shaped suspension bridge in the world. It is also the only single tower “S” shaped suspension bridge in the world.
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.
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 now substantially complete.
Developer: City of Dublin
Engineer of Record: T.Y.Lin International
Contractor: Kokosing Construction Company