LOR-2-8.59 State Bridge Replacement
This Shaffer Pomeroy project involved improving 400’ of Oberlin Road in Amherst Township including rehabilitating a four span steel beam bridge over S.R.2. The existing superstructure was removed and replaced with new continuous composite steel beams on modified existing cap and column pier and semi-integral U-type abutments all on spread footings. Design services included surveying and engineering for the preparation of roadway construction plans including preparation of maintenance of traffic plans, drive approach reconstruction, and bridge details. An existing 6” water line was increased to a 12” line, designed to City of Amherst standards, routed through 18” steel casings in each abutment concrete end diaphragm, and supported by special intermediate cross frames in the superstructure. The maintenance of traffic plan included a detour for Oberlin Road and closing of the paved shoulders in four phases using portable concrete barrier and short-term closures of S.R.2 using law enforcement officers for removal and subsequent placement of the superstructure. Pomeroy & Associates provided bridge design checking services. This project was completed 3 months early to allow District 3 to apply for stimulus funding.
Project estimated construction cost was $1,331,725.
Contact: Mr. Christopher L. Brown, P.E.
Client: ODOT District 3, 2010.