ODOT Project 538-18
Project 538-18 consisted of removing the existing 429 foot six-span concrete box beam bridge and replacing it with a 466 foot five-span continuous steel beam bridge along with the adjacent roadway, drainage and pavement at both ends of the bridge, and a 200-foot long retaining wall supporting a shared use path under the north end of the bridge. The project utilized approximately 2,600 CY of concrete, 1,700 LF of piling, 750 LF of drilled shafts and approximately 597,000 lbs. of reinforcing steel. There was a 270-day window for the removal and reconstruction of the Bridge, which is the only crossing over the Maumee River in the City of Defiance, OH.