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USA

Ohio River Bridges – East End Crossing

Overview

Project description

The Ohio River Bridges Project in the Louisville-Southern Indiana region of the
United States involves the construction of two bridges across the Ohio River – one in the metropolitan area’s Downtown neighborhood (equipped with mageba bearings), and one eight miles upstream in the area’s growing East End.

With a length of 2,500 feet (762 m), the bridge is just part of the East End Crossing, which has a total length of 8.5 miles (13.67 km).

The overall project is financed by WVB East End Partners, a consortium involving VINCI Concessions, Walsh Investors and Bilfinger Berger PI International Holdings.

mageba scope

TENSA-MODULAR expansion joints of types LR8 and LR11 (with 8 and 11 gaps respectively) are being supplied by mageba USA, to facilitate deck movements at two bridge axes. At each bridge axis, three separate joints are required – one for each carriageway and one for a footway. The LR11 joints can accommodate longitudinal service movements of up to roughly
35 inches (880 mm), as well as transverse and vertical movements and multi-axial rotations.

The joints were designed and fabricated in accordance with AASHTO LRFD Bridge Construction Specifications, and hot-dip galvanized in accordance with ASTM A123.

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Key data

Products:

TENSA-MODULAR expansions joints of types LR8 and LR11

Movements:

Type LR8: 24 inches (610 mm), type LR11: 33 inches (838 mm)

Installation:

2016

City:

Louisville, Kentucky

Structure:

Cable-stayed bridge

Completed:

2016 (projected)

Owner:

KY DOT

Contractor:

Walsh Construction Co., VINCI Construction

Engineering:

Jacobs Engineering