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Ironton-Russell Bridge

Location: Lawrence County, OH
Owner: ODOT, District 9
General Contractor: Brayman Construction Corp.
Value: $81.3 Million
Date Complete: June 2016

This project includes the replacement of the existing Ironton-Russell Bridge, which is a major crossing of the Ohio River between the towns of Ironton, OH and Russell, KY. The scope to complete this project requires cast in place concrete piers with a superstructure containing three million pounds of structural steel, which will be erected from land-based equipment.

The main (river) span, at a length of 1,640ft, will be the cable-stay portion of the structure with two main towers at a height of 300ft from the river and two anchor piers on the rivers edge. The entire structure is cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, utilizing the cable stays to construct the bridge by balance cantilever methodology.

Foundation units consist of 53 large diameter drilled shafts ranging in size from 42 to 96inches in diameter. Additionally, earthwork, drainage, minor utilities and asphalt paving will be required to complete the approaches to the new structure. Once the newly constructed bridge is open to vehicular traffic, Brayman will perform the removal of the existing 85-year old structure. This landmark project is slated to be completed in early 2016.