Ohio Department of Transportation    News Release
District 9  Vaughn Wilson, P.E., Deputy Director
650 Eastern Avenue • Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
IRBR: Contract Awarded For Ironton-Russell Bridge Replacement
Chillicothe (Thursday, January 19, 2012) – After much anticipation and determination, the Ohio Department of Transportation has sold the long-awaited Ironton-Russell Bridge Replacement project.
ODOT awarded a contract today, January 19, to Brayman Construction Corporation in the amount of $81,266,742.05, approximately four percent below the state’s final estimate of $84,555,000.
“We’re very pleased to award this project, and we’re looking forward to the start of construction,” said District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. “This a very important project, not only for the department but also for the people of Ironton and Russell, and it culminates years of hard work, patience and diligence.”
The project calls for replace the existing bridge that connects Ironton, Ohio, with Russell, Kentucky, by relocating it between Second and Jefferson streets in downtown Ironton and the U.S. 23 viaduct south of Russell. The project also includes demolition of the existing or old bridge upon completion of the new structure.
Although a start date has yet to be determined, it is anticipated that the contractors will begin preliminary site operations and mobilizing crews by early spring. The project has a four-year window for total completion, with an interim completion in the fall of 2015.
Brayman Construction Corporation is headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.
For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-740-774-8834 (direct line or outside Ohio)
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834 (toll free in Ohio)