Fulton Road Bridge (OH)

Fulton Rd Bridge

Project Type: Construction Engineering

Location: Cuyahoga County, OH

Owner: Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)

Client: Kokosing Construction Co.

Construction Cost: $46 million

Completion Date: 2009

JSE provided construction engineering services for the Contractor on this complex arch bridge.  This bridge on Fulton Road spans over a portion of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  Six of the spans replicated the existing structure to maintain aesthetics and minimize disturbance to the Zoo.  The main spans were composed of four adjacent arch ribs 210 ft long that carry Fulton Road over 100 feet above the valley floor. JSE’s services included determining design loadings and stresses on the bridge for all stages of erection and construction phasing.

Construction engineering services included the design of the staged demolition of the existing structure, preparing integrated shop drawings and calculations for the pre-cast post-tensioned arch ribs, erection sequencing analysis, and design support during construction.  JSE designed all the falsework towers and temporary stays in addition to proposing many innovative erection procedures that ensured efficiency and safety during construction.


Total Length: 1573.5’

Number of Spans: 11

Width: 93’


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