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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
Morse Road is closed between the county line and Babbitt Road for a bridge deck replacement. The road will remain closed for three weeks or until the replacement is completed.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
It's National Work Zone Awareness Week! This week, we will focus on raising awareness and encouraging drivers to use caution when driving through work zones. Let's protect our workers, pedestrians, and motorists! Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives. #NWZAW
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The Reese Road 0.23 over Big Walnut Creek project is underway. Complete General Construction Company is actively working on the demotion phase of this improvement project. Check back soon for updates.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Walker Road between Carter Road and Davis Road is now open to traffic.
Franklin County Engineer's Office
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
fracoeng@franklincountyengineer.org
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Bridge Builders Biography Chapter 12

Bridge Builders Biography Chapter 12

Beach Road Cable-Stayed Bridge

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Despite the practicality of cable-stayed technology developed in France and Great Britain during the 1800s, this style of bridge would not be widely built until after World War II when French Engineer Albert Caquot (1881-1976) and German Engineer Franz Dischinger (1887-1953) introduced effective and economical cable-stayed bridge designs in answer to major steel shortages in Europe.

The first cable-stayed suspension bridge entirely located in Ohio was built by the the C.J. Mahan Construction Company in 2001 for $3 million. It carries Beach Road over the Big Darby Creek in Brown Township.

The 300-foot long structure, designed by Jones-Stuckey Ltd, Inc. is supported by cables connected to four 80-foot tall towers.

To protect the environmentally sensitive area, the single span bridge was configured without any piers in the waterway.