I-271 Bridge Replacement

Innovation and pre-planning led to early completion.


The $33 million project involved the removal of I-271’s twin, 1,500-foot-long bridges that span the Cuyahoga River Valley in Summit County, Ohio, and constructing replacement nine-span steel girder bridges. The new bridges, which reach a height of 110 feet above the river, Riverview Road and Valley Railway, are constructed on cast-in-place substructures founded on piling.  More than 14,000 cubic yards of concrete and 37,600 linear feet of piling comprise the bridges’ substructures.

The bridges’ superstructures consist of stay-in-place metal deck forms and a cast-in-place deck, which is supported by 5 million pounds of 6-foot-tall steel-plate girders. Kokosing self-performed the project’s steel erection and construction of the substructure and superstructure.


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