Bridges and Levee Systems
SBH is responsible for:
1. Bridge Inspection – To inspect annually bridges over 10 feet in span as required by ODOT to ensure safety for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
2. Bridge Maintenance - Clean scuppers, expansion joints, bearings, remove unwanted vegetation, apply protective coatings to bridges to extend life and reduce repair costs.
3. Bridge Repair - Perform minor repairs that extend the life of the bridge 2 to 5 years.
4. Bridge Rehabilitation/Replacement - Use a combination of capital improvement program dollars and grant funds to extend the life of bridges 25-75 years.
5. Guardrail Installation and Repair - Install or repair guardrail along roadways near ditches and bridge embankments as determined necessary by federal regulations.
6. Levee system Inspection and Maintenance – Inspect and maintain the Point Place and Glencove levees as mandated by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
CURRENT BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
MIAMI STREET OVER NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD
Originally constructed in 1978, the Miami St. Bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad was a three span, pre-stressed concrete box beam superstructure built on two piers and abutments. The new bridge, currently under construction, is two spans with three lanes of traffic and room to accomodate a third track for Norkolk Southern Railroad. A grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation Municipal Bridge Fund is paying for the majority of the construction costs. The bridge is expected to reopen midsummer of 2017.
MARENGO BRIDGE OVER RAVINE NEAR DELAWARE PARK
Marengo Street Bridge was closed to all vehicular traffic in May of 2016 due to structural failure. A grant has been secured from the Ohio Department of Transportation for construction in fiscal year 2019. The project is currently in its early design phase.
MAUMEE AVENUE OVER NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD
Originally constructed in 1980, the Maumee St. Bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad is a three span, pre-stressed concrete box beam superstructure built on modified gravity stone piers and abutments. New construction will provide ample space to accommodate a third railroad track, as well as increased vertical clearance for the rail cars. The new bridge will provide a larger turning radius for buses. This bridge is currently in final agreement stages, awaiting needed utility relocations before construction can begin. The bridge is being replaced with a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation Municipal Bridge Fund.
BANCROFT BRIDGE OVER THE OTTAWA RIVER
Bancroft St bridge over Ottawa River was originally built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1968, and was in need of replacement. The new design includes a wider hydraulic opening and raising the vertical profile to clear the 100 year flood event with a single span rolled steel beam bridge on reinforced concrete integral abutments. Construction is started in November of 2016, and will be completed midsummer 2017. A grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission is helping to pay for the construction costs.