THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

SUMMER 2008

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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34 | ASPIRE , Summer 2008 When the steel cantilever through- truss steel bridge over the Ohio River between Pomeroy, Ohio, and Mason, W.Va., was judged functionally and structurally deficient by the Departments of Transportation of Ohio (ODOT) and West Virginia (WVDOT), deciding to replace it was an easy decision. But how best to design and construct it was far from an obvious choice, says Dave Jeakle, lead engineer from the Tampa office of URS Corporation. Because it spanned the Ohio River between the two states, both states were involved in the decisions—and created a unique partnership. The Ohio River at the bridge location lies within West Virginia's boundaries. Since the bridge's construction and traffic affect both states, both the ODOT and WVDOT were involved. But rather than divide the construction responsibility between the two states, a unique profile Pomeroy-mason BridGe / POMEROy, OhIO tO MASOn, w.VA . E nginEEr oF rECord: uRS Corporation, tampa, fla. C onstruCtion EnginEEring: Janssen & Spaans Engineering Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. C onstruCtion insPECtion: Michael Baker Jr. Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa. P rimE ContraCtor: C.J. Mahan/national Engineering (a joint venture of C.J. Mahan Construction Co., g rove City, Ohio, and national Engineering & Contracting Co., westerville, Ohio) ohio dot builds bridge connecting states, then turns over operation to West Virginia State Partnership Creates Cable-Stayed An artist's rendering shows the bridge from the West Virginia side. Aspire_sum08.indb 34 6/24/08 1:45:07 PM

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