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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
#TeamFCEO attended the Pre-Bid Information Session for the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County which provided networking opportunities with minority owned businesses.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
#TeamFCEO participated in the Franklin County Futures Job Fair where we shared information about employment opportunities at our office. It was a great event!
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Smiley Road, between Fishinger Road and Hilliard-Cemetery Road, will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023, for roadway maintenance. This closure is expected to last one day, weather permitting. Local Access will be maintained.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Thanks to everyone who attended the Opportunities Job Fair! We had a great time meeting with people excited to learn about our internship and seasonal opportunities at the FCEO. If you are still interested in joining #TeamFCEO, please visit https://www.franklincountyengineer.org/employment/ to learn more.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has declared a LEVEL ONE Snow Emergency. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
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 5

Bridge Builders Biography Chapter 5

Bergstresser-Dietz Covered Bridge

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Although the construction of ornamental covered bridges can be traced to ancient China and Babylonia, the idea of erecting a house-like structure on top of a bridge, to protect its wooden deck and trusses from the weather, was developed by early Swiss, German and Austrian engineers. By 1760, more than 100 covered bridges spanned the Rhine River, thus influencing the way European immigrants would build bridges in America.

The Bergstresser-Dietz Covered Bridge, which carried Ashbrook Road over the Little Walnut Creek in Canal Winchester, is the oldest bridge in Franklin County. The triple Partridge Truss design was patented by Rueben Partridge, Vice President of the Columbus Bridge Company, which built the crossing for the county in 1887 at a cost of $2,690. The single span, white oak and pine timber structure is 125 feet long, 20 feet wide, and has an interior clearance of nearly 14 feet.

The historic bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was named for neighboring property owners Daniel Bergstresser and Samuel Dietz who joined Benjamin Ashbrook in petitioning the board of county commissioners for a formal roadway and river crossing to serve local farmers.

An extensive restoration project by the county transformed the single lane crossing into a pedestrian bridge in 1991.