Omnipro Services, LLC
Jeremiah Morrow Bridge Replacement Project
- Omnipro Services is providing Comprehensive Construction Support and Construction Site services for the Ohio Department of Transportation for the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge Replacement Project. This project, located between Columbus and Cincinnati will replace the high level Bridges at the 36 mile post on Interstate 71 just outside Wilmington. The existing deck truss bridges will be replaced with a concrete cast-in-place segmental box structure using the balanced cantilever method of construction. This $88.1 million project is scheduled to be completed in six years in the fall of 2016.
The current structure was originally built in 1965, however due to significant slope failures; major rework had been completed after initial construction and again in 1974. The repair of these slope failures potentially complicates the construction of the new structures. The site is very demanding due to steep embankments and the lack of any roadway systems under the current bridge. While access is more feasible from the south side of the Structure, the project is split by the crossing of the little Miami River.
- The new bridges will consist of segmental boxes that have multiple 440 foot spans which cross the deepest part of the valley, which is nearly 300 feet in height. The total length of the new bridges is about 2200 feet. They are approx. 55 feet wide and the new cross-section will eventually be configured as four 12 foot lanes and narrow shoulders, however, initially it will be configured for just three 12 foot lanes and wide shoulders. The cantilevers are approx. 12'6" on either side from the center line of the webs, and the cell itself varies in depth from 12 to 25 feet inside the single cell box.
- While this type of bridge is rare for Ohio, Omnipro Services has assembled a robust international team of construction experts in various disciplines to aide in the successful delivery of this landmark bridge project for the State of Ohio.