KY 22 Bridge over Kentucky River

Bridge Design / Value Engineering


  Gratz, Kentucky


  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet


  Prestress Services, Inc.

  Construction Cost:    

  $8.9 Million

Project Description

This post-tensioned spliced concrete girder bridge is a value engineering project for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. JSE developed the redesign of this 4-span bridge (175’ – 200’ – 325’ – 200’) and provided the construction engineering services. The 325’ main span sets a record length for the United States utilizing this type of construction. The haunched pier segments are 16’ deep and the 9’ deep drop-in girders have a maximum length of 185’.  The design provided by JSE saved in excess of $800,000 over the as-bid steel design.