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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
Walker Road between Carter Road and Davis Road is now open to traffic.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Let’s honor the American Flag! Today celebrates the adoption of the flag in 1777 by the Continental Congress. The modern flag is comprised of 13 stripes representing the 13 original colonies and 50 stars representing the 50 states. #FlagDay #StarsAndStripes
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
#TeamFCEO attended the 2024 COMTO Columbus Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate the achievements of this year’s scholarship recipients. It was an inspiring event, and we wish all of the students success in their future endeavors!
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
June is National Safety Month, and this week is dedicated to roadway safety. Stay safe by being aware of your surroundings including the road, traffic, weather, other vehicles, and pedestrians to avoid potential hazards. #nationalsafetymonth
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 3

Bridge Builders Biography Chapter 3

European Grandeur

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The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago, set the standard for new construction with the start of the City Beautiful Movement in architecture and engineering. Over the next forty years, European classical styles of Greek and Roman design, as influenced by the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris, France, would dominate the way public buildings, parks and bridges were to be built.

The Columbus Master Plan of 1908 would bring that popular European vision to Franklin County with the suggestion that bridges be built as “distinctive and important civic monuments.” This inspired renowned bridge engineer and Cleveland native Wilbur J. Watson to design ornate concrete arch structures for King Avenue (1914), Third Avenue (1917), and Lane Avenue (1919) that extolled both structural beauty and the strength to withstand seasonal flooding and the demands of the evolving “Auto Age.”