Bridge Builders Biography Chapter XVIII: Our Road and Bridge Legacy
The Franklin County Engineer’s office is continuing the historic tradition of innovative road and bridge building.
We are currently responsible for the maintenance and improvement of 271 miles of county roadway and the inspection, maintenance and construction of 351 county bridges and 185 culverts (Clifton Avenue and Greenlawn Avenue Bridges shown here).
Many of the county's bridge rehabilitation and replacement projects have provided for the addition of sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and multi-use pedestrian trails. Whenever possible, "mobility options" are incorporated into our construction plans.
According to the Federal Highway Administration's National Bridge Inventory (NBI), Ohio has the second largest number of bridges (behind Texas) with just over 28,000 structures.
The NBI ranking of Ohio's 88 counties shows that Franklin County has the most bridges with 903 structures. In addition to the engineer's office, local bridges are built and maintained by District Six of the Ohio Department of Transportation (interstate, federal, and state routes) and the county's municipalities (roads and streets). All of the entities actively work together to coordinate their bridge improvement efforts.
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