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 History & Overview

 

Construction to replace the Ironton-Russell Bridge in Lawrence County is nearly complete, and the new bridge is now open to traffic! The project is the relocation of the bridge that connects Ironton, Ohio, with Russell, Kentucky, between Second and Jefferson streets in downtown Ironton and the U.S. 23 viaduct south of Russell. The project also includes removal of the former bridge upon completion of the new one. To read more about the project's history, follow the links below...

 

 

 Project Completion & Schedule

 

As the new Ironton-Russell Bridge has been opened to traffic, there should be little impact to motorists in the construction zones in Ohio and Kentucky. Crews will have finishing work to complete through the winter and spring months; however, traffic impacts should be minimal, and traffic on the new structure and intersecting roadways will be maintained at all times.

Along with completing the new bridge, the former Ironton-Russell Bridge has been closed to traffic, and demolition of the structure is under way. Phase 1 includes removal of the main span of the bridge by lowering it to a barge and moving it off-site for disassembly and salvage, while Phases 2 and 3 will entail disassembling portions of the cantilevered structure at the piers and detonating the anchor arms, simple span and piers. Phase 1 demolition was completed in mid-January 2017, and Phases 2 and 3 are now scheduled to be completed by early summer.

 

 Demolition Photos

 
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 Phase 1 Demolition (Former Bridge)

 
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 Contractor: Brayman Construction

 
  
 

 US23 & KY244 Intersection

 
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 Construction Photos 2016

 
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1.02.14 Looking Down the Face of Abutment 2 Backwall.jpg
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1.02.14 Pier 5 Diaphram.jpg
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1.03.13 Prepping Pier 3 Coffer Rings Facing Upstream.JPG
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1.04.13 Pier 5 Right Upstation Caisson Rebar Cage.JPG
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1.08.13 Pier 3 Coffer Ring Facing Downstream.JPG
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1.11.13 Abutment 1 Left Upstation Wing Wall.JPG
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1.31.13 Rebar in Pier 5 Footer.JPG
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10.01.13 Inside of Abutment 2 Facing Downstation at Pile.jpg
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10.03.13 Ohio Backspan Formed Pile Cluster Caps for Falsework.jpg
10.03.13 Ohio Backspan Formed Pile Cluster Caps for Falsework
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10.03.13 Standing to the Left of Pier 1 Facing Upstation.jpg
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10.24.13 Standing on Barge Causeway Looking up Facing Towards Abutment 1.jpg
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10.25.13 Standing on Bridge Deck Facing Downstation.jpg
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11.01.13 Standing by CSX Tracks Facing Towards Pier 3(Zoomed In).jpg
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11.01.13 Taken From Upstream Facing Towards Abutment 1 Thru Pier 3(Zoomed In).jpg
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11.01.13 Taken From Upstream Facing Towards Pier 2 and Pier 3.jpg
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11.13.13 Forming Abutment 2 Footer.jpg
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11.13.13 Picking Rebar Cage for Pier 5 Diaphram(Zoomed In).jpg
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11.13.13 Pier 3 Strut Falsework.jpg
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11.29.13 Pouring Pier 3 Strut.jpg
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12.12.13 Face of MSE Wall at Abutment 2.jpg
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12.12.13 Looking Down the Face of Abutment 2 MSE Wall.jpg
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12.13.13 Standing to the Right of Pier 1 Facing Upstation.jpg
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12.26.13 Pier 3.jpg
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12.27.13 Standing on KY Riverbank Facing Upstation at Drift Against KY Falsework.jpg
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2.20.13 Bottom Ring of Pier 2 Coffer Facing Upstream.JPG
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2.22.13 Pouring Pier 5 Footer Facing Southeast.JPG
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3.27.13 Pier 2 Stem Rebar Facing Upstream.JPG
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5.01.13 Formwork for Pier 5 Cap.JPG
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5.01.13 Pier 5 Stem.JPG
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5.22.13 Pier 2 Stem.JPG
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5.31.13 Rebar at Abutment 1 Back Wall.JPG
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6.14.13 KY Backspan Falsework.JPG
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6.14.13 Pouring Pier 3 Stem 1st Lift Facing Upstream.JPG
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6.27.13 KY Backspan Falsework Facing Upstation.JPG
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7.03.13 Pier 3 Stem Formwork 2nd Lift.JPG
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7.03.13 Pre-Tying Pier 5 Cap Rebar Cage.JPG
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7.17.13 Rebar at Pier 2 Diaphram Upstation Side Facing Downstream.jpg
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7.25.13 Lifting Rebar Cage of Pier 3 Upstream Side of 2nd Lift(2).jpg
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7.29.13 Splicing up Girder Line 5 Span 1 Over the CSX Tracks.jpg
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8.01.13 Standing on Top of Abutment 1 Facing Upstation.jpg
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