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Franklin County Engineer

As a local public works agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the Franklin County Engineer's Office is responsible for the maintenance and construction of 271 miles of county roadway and 351 county bridges, as well as upkeep of all county ditches, drains, retention basins, and other storm water facilities within the right-of-way of county roads in unincorporated areas. To meet the continuing development and infrastructure needs of Franklin County, the Engineer's Office utilizes the latest technologies for determining and maintaining roadway centerlines and boundaries; retracing and setting new monuments for original public land surveys; preparing geographic information system mapping for real estate tax assessments; and establishing precise countywide horizontal and vertical control to maintain uniformity in construction, surveying, and mapping.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
April 2020 is the first Ohio Native Plant Month! Native plants require less water & maintenance, thus conserving resources & protecting the environment. Therefore, we encourage everyone to plant native plants/trees! Visit for more activities & projects.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
We encourage you to exercise outside if you're healthy [exercise can help with stress management]. But we all must follow physical distancing. A few simple practices as you're out in the neighborhood.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Don't miss your chance to offer feedback on our 2020-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. With a growing region where people's preferences are changing, we're planning 30 years out. Find out more at
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Meet Jim Ramsey! He's been with FCEO for 13 years & currently works as our Assistant Highway Design Engineer/Drainage Supervisor. In his spare time, Jim enjoys bicycle riding, training/riding horses, gardening, & traveling. Thanks, Jim for being #TeamFCEO! #WorkerWednesday
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Did you know land records and census data can be helpful in your genealogy search? Franklin County historic maps provide vital information that may help fill the missing links on your family tree. Contact our Records Management team to get started! #RIMMonth #Census2020

Franklin County Engineer's Office
(614) 525-3030

Bridge and Highway Design Department

Bridge Design Department


Bridge Design Engineer

The Bridge Design Department provides a variety of engineering services that ensure the safe operation and structural integrity of the county’s bridges and culverts. Their duties include managing the production of construction plans and cost estimates prepared by engineering consultants and department staff, inspecting and inventorying bridges and culverts, creating plans for county maintenance operations, analyzing truckloads for bridges, implementing quality control standards to meet state and federal regulations, and supplying technical assistance to other departments and public entities.

For more information, Please contact Ed Herrick, P.E., Bridge Design Engineer.

Highway Design Department


Highway Design Engineer

Design and Construction Standards

The Franklin County Engineer’s Office adheres to the latest design and construction standards enacted by the State of Ohio and City of Columbus for the maintenance and improvement of roads, bridges, utilities, and drainage facilities. To view these standards, please use the following links:

  • Ohio Department of Transportation

Division of Construction Management
Office of CADD & Mapping Services
Office of Materials Management
Office of Roadway Engineering
Office of Structural Engineering
Office of Traffic Engineering

  • City of Columbus Transportation Division

Document Library

  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Rules and Laws

  • Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Commission Web Site

  • Ohio Utilities Protection Service

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