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 replaces the high level Bridges on Interstate 71 just outside Wilmington. Existing deck truss bridges are being 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 the fall of 2016.
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Celebrating Completion of New Span of Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
11/20/13 (Larry Davis, Local 12, WKRC, Cincinatti) - A celebration Tuesday, as a replacement for the northbound span of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge prepares to open to traffic. It’s the first of two new spans that will carry traffic on I-71 over the Little Miami River. Larry Davis was there for the ceremony.
After three years of construction, traffic will begin using the stretch of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge Wednesday morning. The first phase is now complete. ODOT officials as well as state and local leaders cut the ribbon for the official opening of the new span.
Over the past few years, there have been a lot of traffic delays and a lot of construction work on this new I-71 span, which at 239 feet high is the tallest bridge in the state of Ohio. Completion of the bridge will allow commerce to continue to flow through southwest Ohio. The new bridge is designed for so-called super loads, which the old bridge was not.
The bridge construction method is different from most. Dan Mendel with ODOT explains. “What’s unique about this one, is how we built it. We build all of our piers up and then we build our super structure out like a big teeter totter, one big balanced bridge. We build all the piers up and we put all the sections out together like a balanced teeter totter and then we connect them all together. That’s a unique way of building this type of bridge.”
The current north span will be torn down to make way for the southbound span That should be completed in 2016.
New Morrow bridge a rare construction in Ohio
Ohio to replace I-71 Bridge - Omnipro Services selected to begin construction on aging structure
[7/8/10 - Roads & Bridges] The Ohio Department of Transportation chose Omnipro Services to replace the aging Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, located between Columbus, Ohio, and Cincinnati, with the $88 million set aside from its fiscal budget.
The I-71 Bridge, which serves 60,00 vehicles a day with two lanes going each way, is still safe but cannot support trucks over 120,000 lb, according to Associated Press reports. Onmipro will work on replacing the existing deck truss bridge with a concrete cast-in-place, segmental box structure using the balanced cantilever method of construction.
The bridge has undergone major rework since its inception in 1965 because of significant slope failures. According to Onmipro, the construction is complicated and demanding because of the bridge’s steep embankments and lack of roadway systems underneath. Construction is expected to be finished in four years and will not hinder traffic in either direction, a state official told the AP.