Project Details

Client: Prospect Steel
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Capex: $339.3 Million
Project duration: 2014-2016
Owner: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Design firm: Jacobs Engineering Group
Architect: N/A
Engineer: COWI North America
Contractor: Walsh Construction Company (Design Build)

Scope of Work

  • Modeling and producing shop fabrication drawings of the 4 cable-stayed spans and the tower boxes for 3 towers

Project Stats

  • Six-lane, single deck cable-stayed bridge on interstate 65 (northbound) crossing the Ohio River
  • The main span is 2,100 ft (640m) long
  • Consists of two middle spans at 750ft (228m) each and two side spans at 303ft (92m) each
  • Center tower is taller than the two side towers; the center tower extends 195ft (59m) and the side towers extend 145ft (44m) above the deck
  • Bridge spans and tower height above deck are symmetric to the center tower
  • Towers unbraced (no crossbeams) above the deck level
  • 100-year service life
  • The new bridge connects downtown Louisville, Kentucky, to Jeffersonville, Indiana across the Ohio River

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Highlights & Challenges

  • The project was completed on an aggressive design and construction schedule. The design-build contract was awarded in December 2012 and the fast-paced design commenced in January 2013. The bridge opened for traffic in December 2015, 4 months ahead of schedule.

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Project Awards

2017 American Society of Highway Engineers National project of the year.

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