I-69 Patoka River Bridge
Crossing the Patoka River.
INSIDE THE PROJECT
This $35 million Design-Build bridge project was the last project to be completed before the opening of 67-miles of I-69. The project involved the construction of twin 4,400-foot-long bridges over the Patoka River while overcoming months of sustained flooding, working in variable rock depths in a seismic zone, and adhering to strict environmental standards. Access challenges included maintaining stable work roads in a floodplain during one of the wettest years on record.
Kokosing self-performed all substructure and superstructure work, including 59 piers founded on 118 drilled shafts, some over 100-feet-long, 18,250-cubic-yards of structural concrete, 7.5-million-pounds of rebar, and 244 90-inch-tall concrete I-beams.
Award Winner: Merit Award – ACEC 2015