THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

WINTER 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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Main Photo: The trio of structures provides a handsome solution for access around the expanded airport. Photos: RW Armstrong. The Port Columbus International Airport located in Columbus, Ohio, recently undertook a major expansion project. The expansion consisted, in part, of a new connector taxiway between the airport's two runways to ease aircraft congestion on the east side of the airfield and provide the needed runway access for a proposed new Midfield Terminal. The new taxiway crosses the airport's new relocated primary entrance road named International Gateway. International Gateway is a depressed roadway that accommodates seven vehicular traffic lanes and two light rail profile PORT COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CROSSOVER TAXIWAY BRIDGE / COLUMBUS, OHIO ENGINEER: RW Armstrong, Indianapolis, Ind. ARCHITECT: Rosales, Gottemoeller & Associates, Boston, Mass. CONTRACTOR: C. J. Mahan Construction Company, Grove City, Ohio CONCRETE SUPPLIER FOR DRILLED SHAFTS: Arrow Concrete, Columbus, Ohio CONCRETE SUPPLIER FOR SUPERSTRUCTURE AND ABUTMENTS: Anderson Concrete, Columbus, Ohio AWARDS: 2008 Portland Cement Association Bridge Award Crossover Taxiway Bridge Creates New Look A nEw wElCOME AT ThE POrT COluMbus inTErnATiOnAl AirPOrT by Kevin M. Gorak and Troy D. Jessop, RW Armstrong transit tracks. Three single-span, post- tensioned bridges cross International Gateway for various uses at the airport. One of the structures is 74 ft 0 in. wide, carries vehicular traffic along the new airfield perimeter road, and connects to a new parking lot access ramp. Another structure is 29 ft 6 in. wide and provides for traffic circulation around the airport. The most notable structure is the Crossover Taxiway Bridge, which is 191 ft 3 in. long and 217 ft 6 in. wide. This bridge enables aircraft from the existing terminal building to access the outer runways of the airport. 34 | ASPIRE , Winter 2009

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