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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Franklin County Engineer
Walker Road between Carter Road and Davis Road is now open to traffic.
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Bridge Builders Biography Chapter 17

Bridge Builders Biography Chapter 17

Dodridge Street Bridge

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The Dodridge Street Bridge, spanning the Olentangy River just north of The Ohio State University Campus, was opened to traffic on November 2, 2012.

The triple-span, arched, concrete girder structure is 253 feet long and stands 29 feet above the water. Post tensioned cables are embedded within the concrete to support the arches and deck.

Architectural enhancements include decorative railing and street lighting, and a pier-free river span.

The popular Olentangy Trail, adjacent to the east end of the bridge, was also rebuilt. Trail construction involved the placement of new asphalt pavement, installation of safety railing, and the restoration of a retaining wall by the river to prevent flooding and erosion.

The $7.7 million project was built by the J.D. Williamson Construction Company from plans prepared by E.L. Robinson.

The previous Dodridge Street Bridge, built in 1969, was a double-span, steel and concrete box-beam structure that that rested upon a stone pier and abutments from the Pratt truss bridge that was erected there in 1901.

The historic stone blocks were used in the rebuilding of the Olentangy Trail and retaining wall.