Main Street Bridge, Columbus, OH, US

PROJECT NAME
Main Street Signature Bridge

AUTHOR
Prof. S.N.Pollalis Inc. as designer in collaboration with HNTB and DZL as engineers

LOCATION
Columbus, Ohio, US

CLIENT
Municipality of Columbus and Ohio Department of Transportation

TIMELINE
Design 2004-2005, Construction 2006-2010

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The Main Street Bridge in downtown Columbus, Ohio, is a 700 foot (215 m) long low profile tied-arch bridge over the Scioto River, constructed in 2004. This bridge epitomizes Prof. Pollalis approach to bridge design by emphasizing the importance of pedestrians and bicyclists in the design of an asymmetrical cross-section, as well a sculptural approach to the various elements of the bridge with a constrained departure of traditional engineering practice. At the same time, exaggerations are avoided, maintaining good engineering practice and simplicity.