Lane Avenue Bridge

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Lane Avenue Bridge
Lane Ave 3.JPG
The bridge looking Northeast
Coordinates 40°00′23″N 83°01′19″W / 40.006500°N 83.02200°W / 40.006500; -83.02200Coordinates: 40°00′23″N 83°01′19″W / 40.006500°N 83.02200°W / 40.006500; -83.02200
Carries 6 lanes of vehicle traffic
Crosses Olentangy River
Locale Columbus, Ohio, USA
Maintained by Franklin County Engineer
Design Cable Stayed
Total length 370 ft (113 m)
Piers in water 1
Designer Jones-Stuckey Ltd., Civil Engineering Firm, Columbus, Ohio
Construction begin 2002
Construction end 2003
Opened November 14, 2003
Another view of the bridge at night

The Lane Avenue Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Olentangy River in the American city of Columbus, Ohio. Designed by Jones-Stuckey Ltd., the construction was completed on November 14, 2003, after only sixteen months, five months ahead of schedule. The bridge is 113 meters (371 feet) in length, carrying six 3.5 meters (11 feet) wide lanes for vehicle traffic, as well as two 3.5 meter sidewalks. The cable stayed design was chosen for aesthetic reasons, as well as having a smaller potential for environmental degradation on the river environment. The anchorages for the cables, at 47 tons (104,000 lbs),[1] are noted as being the heaviest single pieces of steel ever to be galvanized. Total price for the project was US$15.6 million with the following funding sources:

Previously, traffic on Lane Avenue was carried by a 3 lane earth filled arch bridge, which opened in 1919. By 1998, it was determined that the bridge was deteriorating; thus a replacement was needed. Construction on the new bridge started on February 27, 2002, with the old bridge being demolished on November 25 of the same year, after the final home football game at Ohio Stadium, nearby.


Further reading[edit]

  • "Lane Avenue Bridge Story". Franklin County Engineer's Office. 
  • Sherman, Mark (2001). "Effective Use of Public Involvement to Achieve Aesthetic Quality in Bridge Design". Transportation Research Record. 1770: 181–7. doi:10.3141/1770-23. 

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