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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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1.09.14 Standing on the Dike in Ohio Facing Towards Pier 3(Zoomed In).jpg
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10-10-14 - P4 AND OH APPROACH SPAN DECK - STANDING ON P3 PIER TABLE FACING UP STATION.JPG
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10-17-14 - P3 WITH ANCHOR BOX AND KY BACKSPAN - STANDING ON KY RIVERBANK DOWN RIVER FROM P3 FACING UP RIVER.JPG
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10-3-14 - P4 - STANDING ON OH LEVEE FACING DOWN STATION.JPG
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10-8-14 - P4 - STANDING ON OH LEVEE FACING DOWN STATION.JPG
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11-10-14 - P3 WHILE SETTING AN ANCHOR BOX - TAKEN FROM EXISTING IRONTON RUSSELL BRIDGE (DOWN RIVER) FACING UP RIVER.JPG
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11-3-14 - KY ABUTMENT WING WALL 2 POUR 1 - STANDING ON KY APPROACH SLAB FACING DOWN STATION.JPG
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11-7-14 - P2 COFFER DAM WITH PARTIALLY REMOVED SHEETS - STANDING ON KY RIVER BANK FACING UP RIVER.JPG
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11-7-14 - P3 AND KY BACK SPAN AND P2 - STANDING ON KY RIVER BANK FACING UP RIVER.JPG
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12-12-14 - P3 AND P4 - STANDING ON KY RIVER BANK FACING UP STATION.jpg
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12-12-14 - P4  - STANDING ON KY RIVER BANK DOWN RIVER FROM P4 FACING UP RIVER.jpg
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12-12-14 - P4 INFILL WALL AND CAP STRIPPED - STANDING ON OH ACCESS ROAD FACING UP STATION.jpg
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12-3-14 - POURING OH APPROACH SLAB STANDING ON OH APPROACH DECK SECTION 4 FACING UP STATION.JPG
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12-5-14 - P2 AND P3 AND P4 - STANDING ON KY RIVER BANK FACING UP STATION.JPG
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12-5-14 - P4 REBAR PRETIED - STANDING ON PIER 3 PIER TABLE FACING UP STATION (ZOOMED IN).JPG
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2.03.14 Facing North at Setting Girder Line 5 From Pier 8 to Abutment 2.jpg
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2.05.14 Prepping to Set Concrete Beams and Blocks on KY Backspan Falsework.jpg
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2.07.14 Standing on Top of Pier 5 Diaphram Facing Towards Pier 3(Zoomed In).jpg
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2.28.14 Standing by CSX Tracks Facing Towards Pier 3(Zoomed In).jpg
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3.10.14 Pouring Pier 3 Segment 6B Down Facing Upstream.jpg
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3.13.14 Forming Upstream Blocks at KY Backspan.jpg
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3.27.14 Pouring Pier 4 Segment 1 Facing Downstream(Night Time).jpg
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3.27.14 Standing on Dike in Ohio Facing Towards Pier 4 Segment 1 Pour(Zoomed In Night Shift).jpg
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3.27.14 Standing on Ground at Pier 5 Facing Upstation at Girders.jpg
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4.02.14 Standing on Dike in Ohio Facing Towards KY Riverbank(Zoomed In).jpg
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4.05.14 Standing on KY Backspan Facing Upstation at Pour on Pier 3 Downstream Pylon.jpg
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4.23.14 On Bridge Deck at Pier 2 Facing Upstation at Pier 3 Pylons(Zoomed In).jpg
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4.23.14 Standing on the Downstream Side on KY Backspan Facing Upstation.jpg
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4.24.14 Standing on the Upstation Side on Pier 3 Facing Up at the Pylons.jpg
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5.02.14 Looking up at Pier 3 Pylons.jpg
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5.02.14 Standing at Foot of Ohio Approach Facing Towards Bridge on Right Side of Approach.jpg
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5.02.14 Standing on the Downstream Side of Pier 3 Looking Up.jpg
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5.16.14 Standing at Pier 3 Area Facing Towards Ohio Riverbank(Zoomed In).jpg
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5.16.14 Standing to the Left of Pier 1 Facing Upstation at Pump Truck Pouring Pier 3 Segment 9U(Zoomed In).jpg
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5.28.14 Pouring 1st Deck Pour at KY Backspan.jpg
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5.29.14 Standing at Pier 3 Area Facing Towards Pier 4(Zoomed In).jpg
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