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National Professional Engineers Day

Today we celebrate Professional Engineers from around the world and recognize their great achievements. In light of this, we wanted to celebrate the men and women, including Our Director of Engineering Jarred Jones, P.E.

who played a vital role in the construction of the Main Street bridge in Columbus.

According to the General Contractor - Kokosing Construction, this inclined, single-rib arch bridge is the first of its kind to be built in the U.S. The $44 million, ODOT bridge replacement project is a three-span structure measuring 675 feet in length. With a main span of 400 feet. The bridge’s foundation consists of 30 each, 70 foot long-6 foot diameter shafts reinforced with double-cage rebar. The cast-in-place concrete substructure includes internal cooling pipes to maintain rigorous temperature tolerances. Each pier has more than 325,000 pounds of reinforced steel and features single, 900 cubic yard concrete pours. The superstructure of the 5.75 million pound bridge consists of trapezoidal steel vehicular boxes with floor beams projecting from both sides that support the cast-in-place concrete deck.

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