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Oakley Clark Collins Memorial Bridge

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Bridge full view from old Ironton-Russell Bridge, Kentucky side looking east upriver

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in August 2016

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BH Photo #361371

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Description 

3-span cable-stayed, with reinforced concrete edge girders. Both approach spans 370 feet each, plus 900-foot channel span. Being built at a cost of $81.4 million dollars (high end $90 million dollars). Contains two Delta-shaped towers with baffle plates and cable ties. Both towers 300.72 feet above river pool, 216.22 above deck. Supported by 120 steel cables between towers, 15 wrapped pairs on Ohio back span, 15 wrapped pairs on Kentucky back span, 30 wrapped pairs on channel span. One abutment with 2 piers on Kentucky span, one abutment with 4 piers on Ohio back span, both Delta towers in river.

Facts 

Overview
Cable-stayed bridge over Ohio River on South 2nd Street Extention (Ironton)
Location
Ironton, Kentucky, Greenup County, Kentucky, and Lawrence County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2017 to replace original and deteriorating Ironton-Russell Bridge downstream
Builder
- Brayman Construction Corp
Design
Cable-stayed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 900.0 ft.
Total length: 1,640.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 216.2 ft.
Also called
New Ironton-Russell Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.52571, -82.68527   (decimal degrees)
38°31'33" N, 82°41'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/353095/4265491 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ironton
Elevation
547 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 73362 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2018: Updated by Amanda: Added category "Ohio River"
  • September 21, 2016: Added by Jack Schmidt
  • August 25, 2016: New Street View added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net