VETERANS GLASS CITY SKYWAY, TOLEDO, OH

 
Description:  The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the city of Toledo began planning the bridge in April 1999, and construction began in 2001. The project consisted of building an 8,800 foot (2,700 m) span across the Maumee River low-lying land. The main span over the Maumee River is a cable-stayed type bridge with a single pylon and two spans 612'-6" (200 m) on each side of the pylon. The main span approaches are approximately 4,000 feet (1,220 m) north of the river and 3,350 feet (1,020 m) south of the Maumee. The bridge opened to traffic on June 24, 2007. The bridge carries three lanes of traffic in each direction. The road surface reaches a height of 130 feet (40 m) above the surface of the Maumee River. The bridge is the most expensive project ever undertaken by ODOT, costing approximately US$237 million.
 
GTI Round Plastic Duct® and GTI Flat Plastic Duct® were chosen because of tight schedule requirements and for reliability, quaility and performance. GTI Composite Slab Bolster® was utilized in the precast concrete segments.


Owner:  Ohio Department of Transportation

Main Span Designer:  Figg Engineering Group

Prime Contractor:  Bilfinger Berger Civil Inc.

Concrete Contractor:  Integrated Resources, Inc.

PT Supplier:  DYWIDAG-Systems International USA