In early 2010, the county engineering office studied options to either rehabilitate or replace the Brown Road Bridge, which was determined to be in poor structural condition and functionally obsolete.(1) The decision was ultimately made to construct a new bridge, with the design of the preferred alternative occurring in 2009-2010 and right-of-way purchasing occurring in 2010-2011. Construction began on a replacement bridge in mid-2011.
The new bridge is estimated to cost $2.3 million. The federal local bridge program funded up to 95% of the estimated $1.5 million in construction and engineering costs, with the remainder coming from Delaware County road and bridge funds.(1)
- Type: Pratt through truss
- Longest span length: 117 feet
- Total length: 125 feet
- Width: 16 feet
- Vertical clearance: 11.5 feet
- Delaware County Engineer. “Brown Road Bridge over Bokes Creek.” Delaware County Ohio. N.p., 3 Feb. 2010. Web. 4 Apr. 2012. Article.