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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
Harlem Road, between E. Dublin-Granville Road and Warner Road, is closed for bridge maintenance. This closure is expected to last one day, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Clime Road North, between Clime Road and Georgesville Road, is now open to traffic.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
We’re only a few days into fall but snow and ice preparations are underway! #TeamFCEO has been working hard getting our vehicles and equipment ready for the upcoming winter season. #winteriscoming
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Clime Road North, between Clime Road and Georgesville Road, is closed for bridge improvements. This closure is expected to last two days, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
As we conclude another great #RoundaboutsWeek, we are happy to announce that the Morse Road at Babbitt Road improvement project is progressing well. Our contractor, Strawser Paving Inc., is working diligently to keep this project on schedule. Check back soon for updates.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Roundabouts have proven to be safe and beneficial to our communities. FCEO-maintained roundabouts follow national trends by decreasing overall crashes and crash related injuries. Let's keep decreasing crashes by always being alert and cautious when driving through roundabouts.
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 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.