Main Street Bridge (OH)

Main Street OH

Project Type: Construction Engineering

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Owner: City of Columbus

Client: Kokosing Construction Co.

Construction Cost: $44 million

Completion Date: 2010

JSE provided construction engineering services for the Contractor on this unique, complex, inclined single rib-tied arch suspension bridge.  This bridge on Main Street over the Scioto River is the first bridge in the United States and only the fifth in the world that was constructed utilizing an inclined arch superstructure.

JSE’s services included determining design loadings and stresses on the bridge for all stages of erection and construction phasing. Construction engineering services included design of the staged demolition of the existing structure, determining camber and erection elevations, preparing integrated shop drawings, cable stressing instructions, falsework design, 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: 675’

Number of Spans: 3 (132’, 400’ Main, 132’)

Width: 47’-0”


Making a Statement - Modern Steel Construction, Sept. 2007

Inclined to Agree - Bridge Design & Engineering (Bd&e), March 2007

Unique Bridge Rising in Columbus - Ohio Concrete, Nov. 2007

Rare Single-Rib, Inclined Arch Structure Rises in Ohio - ENR, Sep. 2008

The Main Street Replacement Bridge Columbus, Ohio - TRB 6th Annual International Bridge Engineering Conference Presentation