I-75 Wood County
Building ODOT’s first “roll-in” bridge.
INSIDE THE PROJECT
This $71 million project near Bowling Green, Ohio, involved approximately nine miles of third-lane widening and full depth replacement of all existing mainline pavement on I-75. While maintaining 75,000 vehicles per day through the workzone, the project constructed 250,000 cubic yards of excavation, 11,500 linear feet of storm drainage, 515,000 tons of asphalt, and eight bridges consisting of four slab bridges, two steel beam bridges, and two concrete beam bridges.
What makes this project unique is that the two concrete beam bridges were built off-line on significant falsework next to the existing bridges that still carried traffic. During a single weekend closure, the existing bridges were demolished and the new bridges were slid into place and reopened. This was a first for the State of Ohio!
A huge success for Kokosing.