Replacing a Historic Bridge in Montgomery County, Ohio
To replace a historic concrete arch bridge in Montgomery County, Ohio, GPD performed a comprehensive analysis of potential rehabilitation options to develop a modern solution that serves contemporary needs.
As part of the project, access to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail will be improved by connecting the trail to Embury Park Road, west of the structure. GPD held public involvement meetings with local residents and businesses early in the design process to review different options for the new bridge and received significant public support on the post-modern style bridge option. Color combinations were selected to evoke McCook Field aviation heritage: blue beams, camel facias and white piers.
The new $12M 4-span, 515-foot bridge improves access between the City of Dayton and Harrison Township, and improves the connectivity of the Great Miami River Recreational Trail. The center span length was increased between the faces of piers to better accommodate the local rowing association. In addition, the widened roadway and new traffic signals were installed to the west of the bridge to improve safety.