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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
Box culverts have been installed on the Brand Road 1.82 over Bishop Ditch project. The next step will be to waterproof the boxes. Check back soon for updates.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Demorest Road, north of the Alkire Road roundabout is under construction due to a storm sewer replacement project. The intersection of Alkire Road at Demorest Road (Phase 2) is now closed. The closure is expected to last approximately twenty (20) days, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The Reese Road Bridge over Big Walnut Creek Bridge Replacement project is underway. Check back soon for updates.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Demorest Road, north of the Alkire Road roundabout, is currently closed for storm sewer replacement. Phase 2 of the closure, the intersection of Alkire Road at Demorest Road, will begin July 23, 2024 and is expected to last approximately twenty (20) days, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Despite some rain, we're having a great time at the Franklin County Fair Family Fun Day! Stop by our Touch-A-Truck between Gates 3 and 4. We'll be here until 5 p.m.!
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Family Fun Day is tomorrow at the Franklin County Fair. Stop by our Touch-A-Truck event between Gates 3 and 4 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and our Make and Take activity in the Activities Tent (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) for a fun time!
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970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
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Bridge Builders Biography Chapter 14

Bridge Builders Biography Chapter 14

West Main Street Bridge

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bridge

The West Main Street Bridge, spanning Alum Creek in the City of Westerville, was opened on August 19, 2011 following a public celebration.

The project was the result of a community partnership between the City of Westerville, Franklin County, Otterbein University and the many citizens that participated in the planning and design selection process.

The triple-span, steel and concrete, arched box girder bridge was built by the Kokosing Construction Company for $5.8 million. The structure is 210 feet long and 58 feet wide. The construction plans were prepared by WD Transportation.

Annual bridge inspection reports revealed that the old double-span, concrete box beam bridge, built in 1969, had advanced deterioration of the superstructure and deck and was in need of replacement. It was supported by an insufficient concrete pier and sandstone abutments from the previous single-span Pratt truss bridge built in 1894.

The modern design of the new structure is representative of the county’s goal to build functional and cost effective bridges that meet traffic and pedestrian demands, are easy to inspect and maintain, and aesthetically fit the surrounding environment.