THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

SPRING 2009

ASPIRE is a quarterly magazine published by PCI in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. The editorial content focuses on the latest technology and key issues in the Concrete Bridge Industry.

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For over 70 years, the original Fulton Road Bridge stood within Brookside Park and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, carrying a significant volume of traffic 100 ft above the zoo, the park, Big Creek, and two active railroad lines. Replacement of this concrete open- spandrel deck arch bridge, which was constructed in 1932, had become imperative because of the severely deteriorated condition of the bridge, which resulted from extensive use of deicing chemicals in northeast Ohio's severe climate. profile FULTON ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT / CLEVELAND, OHIO ENGINEER: Michael Baker Jr. Inc., Cleveland, Ohio CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Ohio Department of Transportation CONTRACTOR: Kokosing Construction Company Inc., Fredericktown, Ohio CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER: Janssen and Spaans Engineering Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. POST-TENSIONING SUPPLIER: Dywidag-Systems International USA Inc., Bolingbrook, Ill. PRECAST ARCH SUPPLIER: Carr Concrete Corporation, Waverly, W.Va., a PCI-certified producer BRIDGE REPLACEMENT by Gregory Kronstain, Ohio Department of Transportation, John Dietrick, Michael Baker Jr. Inc., and Brendan Finn, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office O hiO FultOn ROad OHIO'S CONCRETE BRIDGES Sitting at the crossroads of a number of the nation's major east-west and north-south transportation corridors, Ohio is second only to Texas in the size of its bridge inventory. Including all state, county, and local bridges 10 ft or more in length, Ohio's inventory includes over 20,000 concrete bridges. Of these, over 7000 bridges, representing some 20 million ft 2 of bridge deck, are prestressed concrete bridges. For the first time, in 2007 the Ohio Department of Transportation built more new concrete bridges than steel bridges. Previous issues of ASPIRE ™ have featured the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge; Veteran's Glass City Skyway, Toledo; the High-Main Street Bridge, Hamilton; and the Perry Street Bridge, Napoleon. Among the new concrete bridges emerging in the state are a number of creative and innovative structures like the new Fulton Road Bridge in Cleveland. 34 | ASPIRE , Spring 2009 Aspire_spr09.indb 34 3/11/09 4:17:32 PM

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