Transportation Elmore Bridge

Kokosing was awarded the $5.4 million contract through an A+B bid. The A portion of the bid is the unit price base bid and the B portion is the contractor defined number of calendar days for completion of the bridge structure. Kokosing bid the lowest number of days to complete at 150 days which majorly helped them secure this bid.

The original bridge structure was built in 1926 spanning across the Portage River. Work began in February 2020 with the first item being the causeway install across the entire portage river to give Kokosing access to demolish the current structure and build the new structure.

On March 16th, Kokosing closed the road starting the clock for the 150 days to complete. The new structure is a three-span concrete girder bridge with many aesthetic features. The piers and wingwalls were constructed with a custom form liner to mimic the original structure stone appearance. The concrete form liner areas were then stained in order to further mimic the original stone appearance. The deck included four overlooks for viewing of the scenic Portage River. Each overlook includes a cast-in-place concrete bench. The bridge also utilized a decorative railing in place of traditional concrete parapets. The bridge has two lanes of traffic, a sidewalk on the east side and a sidewalk/bike path on the west side. The pedestrian/cyclist are separated from the motorist traffic by a steel railing with concrete barrier.

While bridgework took place, Kokosing was also constructing new roadway, curbs, sidewalks, lighting, and asphalt pavement that was needed in order to fully open the roadway.

On July 24th the bridge and roadway were opened to traffic. The total duration for the closures was 126 calendar days which earned Kokosing the maximum incentive for completing early.

  • Project Name:
    Elmore Bridge
  • Project Owner:
    Ohio Department of Transportation
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  • Delivery Method:
  • Bridges