The Rich Street Bridge replaced the earthen-filled concrete arch Town Street Bridge, which was constructed in 1917.(1) The new structure is a five-span concrete rib-arch bridge that inclues three traffic lanes and ten-foot sidewalks, and is decorated in a veterans’ theme.(2)(3) The spans measure to be 75.3-feet, 135.10-feet, 139.10-feet, 135.10-feet and 75.3-feet, for a total length of 562-feet.
The project involved the rebuilding of West Bank Park, and the replacement 100-plus-year-old. water and combined sewer lines, and the installation of a new water main, storm drains, sewer lines and underground electrical conduits.(1)(2) Second Street was also converted to two-way status and both Second and Washington Boulevard was rehabilitated with new sidewalks, bio-retention planter cells.
Costs of the project included $7,839,890 for design, $21,900,019 for construction and $2,187,848 for inspection, with a total project cost of $31,927,757.(2) The bridge was financed with $7,839,890 in local revenues for the design of the bridge, with the Ohio Department of Transportation contributing $15,547,011 (maximum $17 million), a federal earmark adding $3,216,423, the Ohio Public Works Commission adding $3,262,716 (maximum $6 million) and the federal stimulus contributing $2,061,717.
Construction began in March 2010 and was completed in July 2012.(1)(2)
- Type: Concrete Rib-Arch
- Longest Span Length: 139.10-feet
- Total Length: 562-feet
- “Rich Street Bridge Project Information.” Paving the Way. City of Columbus, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. Article.
- “Rich Street Bridge Replacement.” Division of Design and Construction. City of Columbus, 30 Jan. 2012. Web. 14 Mar. 2012.
- “Rich Street Bridge, Columbus, OH.” FINLEY Engineering, 2012. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. Article.