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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
Despite the morning rain, we hope you are still able to celebrate Bike to Work Day! Whether it's for your commute, exercise, or fun, we encourage you to get out and bike today. #BikeToWorkDay
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
#TeamFCEO participated in the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) Supplier Diversity & Procurement Summit, along with other organizations, to share information about contracting opportunities with our office. It was great to engage with the business owners and expand our procurement network.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Join us as we highlight the Human Resources Department! They take pride in being a resource for all employees. No matter the need, from strategic planning, policy interpretation, or payroll assistance, the team is available to help. Thanks for being #TeamFCEO.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Mental Health Awareness Week (May 13th-19th) emphasizes the importance of taking care of your mental health. This year’s theme, Movement: Moving More for Our Mental Health, highlights the impact physical activity has on improving our mental wellbeing. #MomentsForMovement
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The following roads will be resurfaced May 13, 2024 through May 17, 2024, weather permitting. Please expect intermittent lane closures while this work is being completed.
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 1

Bridge Builders Biography Chapter 1

First Crossings

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Early settler and surveyor Lucas Sullivant built the first bridge in Franklin County over the Scioto River in 1816, just south of present day Broad Street. As the founder of the community of Franklinton, on the west bank, he strove to meet the growing transportation needs of the area’s 700 residents that had relied solely on ferry service to cross the river. The wooden, open-deck, toll bridge was widely used except on Sundays when travel was limited to those attending church and family gatherings.

Upon Sullivant’s death in 1823, son Joseph inherited the aging bridge and oversaw its reconstruction and eventual sale for $10,000 to make way for the federally built National Road (Main Street, High Street, and Broad Street) through Franklin County.

The new National Road crossing, completed in 1834, was a Town’s lattice truss covered bridge. The 340-foot long wooden structure was supported by a single river pier and abutments at each end, all built with locally quarried stone. Oak pegs were used in the superstructure instead of nails.

The popular toll-free bridge withstood the wear and tear of cattle drives, heavy wagons, and flooding until it was replaced in 1882.

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