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Veterans' Glass City Skyway




 Veterans' Glass City Skyway


Historic from the start, the Veterans' Glass City Skyway project holds significance in the magnitude of the work, details of the structure and the unprecedented public input process before and during construction.  

Throughout the project development process, an extraordinary effort was made to listen to members of the community.  State and local officials conducted dozens of public meetings and made hundreds of presentations to inform residents and seek input on numerous questions ranging from the bridge’s design to the bridge’s name.   

The commitment to the Maumee River Crossing project demonstrated by area leaders and residents was matched by the state with the single largest investment in the history of ODOT.

The concrete structure is the largest, most complicated project ODOT has completed to date. The bridge is a landmark for Northwest Ohio.


 VGCS Solar Array

The Ohio Department of Transportation
hosts one of the country’s first solar array located on highway right-of-way. Featuring panels made by Northwest Ohio solar manufacturers, this research project generates electricity to offset power used by Veterans' Glass City Skyway.

 Did you know...


The Veterans' Glass City Skyway features the world's first bridge pylon to include glass panels.


 Fun Facts

Stay Cables.pdfStay CablesSystem Account
Precast Segmental Concrete Construction.pdfPrecast Segmental Concrete ConstructionSystem Account
Main Pylon.pdfMain PylonSystem Account
Fun Facts.pdfFun FactsSystem Account
Dedication Ceremony Program.pdfDedication Ceremony ProgramSystem Account
Concrete Segments.pdfConcrete SegmentsSystem Account
Cantilever Construction.pdfCantilever ConstructionSystem Account
Bridge Approaches.pdfBridge ApproachesSystem Account



Want to know what traffic is like on the bridge?  Click
here to go to OhGo and see the VGCS webcams. 


 VGCS Dedication Ceremony


Northwest Ohio made history as the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) opened the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway (VGCS) in June 2007. Governor Ted Strickland and ODOT Director James Beasley, joined by community leaders and the VGCS Taskforce, cut the ribbon to recognize the end of this six-year state project.

Click here for more information.


 I-280 Trench Project


Since construction of the Veterans' Glass City Skyway is complete, the next step is to construct the trench underneath the bridge. 
Click here for details of this project.


 VGCS Images

Solar Array.JPGSolar ArrayRebecca Akosi
Solar Array Panels.JPGSolar Array PanelsRebecca Akosi
VGCS Solar Array.JPGVGCS Solar ArrayRebecca Akosi
VGCS Solar Array View.JPGVGCS Solar Array ViewRebecca Akosi
TrenchAfterConstruction.jpgTrenchAfterConstructionRebecca Akosi
PathUnderVGCS.jpgPathUnderVGCSRebecca Akosi
TrenchAfter.jpgTrenchAfterRebecca Akosi
VGCS Ramps.JPGVGCS RampsSystem Account
Dedication Ceremony.JPGDedication CeremonySystem Account
Aerial View Dedication Ceremony.JPGAerial View Dedication CeremonySystem Account
VGCS Pylon.JPGVGCS PylonSystem Account
Craig Bridge and Veterans' Glass City Skyway.JPGCraig Bridge and Veterans' Glass City SkywaySystem Account
Aerial View of Bridge and Toledo.JPGAerial View of Bridge and ToledoSystem Account
Pylon at Dusk.JPGPylon at DuskSystem Account
Aerial VGCS.JPGAerial VGCSSystem Account
Aerial View of Bridge at Dedication Ceremony.jpgAerial View of Bridge at Dedication CeremonySystem Account
View of VGCS Pylon from the Air.JPGView of VGCS Pylon from the AirSystem Account
VGCS Blue Pylon at Night.JPGVGCS Blue Pylon at NightSystem Account
Veterans' Glass City Skyway Pylon at Dusk.JPGVeterans' Glass City Skyway Pylon at DuskSystem Account
Gala Event May 2007.jpgGala Event May 2007System Account
VGCS Fireworks Display.jpgVGCS Fireworks DisplaySystem Account