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Division of Planning
Systems Planning & Program Management
Major Bridge


Shane Deer
(614) 752-5578

The ODOT Major Bridge Program was established in 2002 with the purpose of funding high cost bridge rehabilitations and replacements for the largest structures in the state. The creation of this program allowed the expense of maintaining major bridges to be addressed while not overburdening the District general bridge allocation funds, which could be entirely consumed with just one major bridge rehabilitation. Out of the nearly 15,000 bridges that ODOT is responsible for maintaining, 180 are defined as a major bridge and therefore eligible for Major Bridge Program funding.

Veterans' Glass City Skyway over the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio
The Veterans' Glass City Skyway over the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio.

Major Bridge Definitions

A major bridge meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • More than 1,000 feet in length.
  • Single bridge with a deck area ≥ 81,000 ft2.
  • Twin bridges with a deck area ≥ 135,000 ft2.​
  • Spans the Ohio River.
  • Moveable bridge.
  • Continuous/cantilever truss bridge.
  • Suspension bridge​.

 Related Documents

Major Bridge Policy.pdf
Major Bridge Projects.xlsm
Major Bridge Standard Procedure.pdf

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