New Sugar Ridge Road Bridge in North Ridgeville, Ohio, Nears Completion

Design and construction services for this bridge replacement project are being performed by Ohio civil engineering and surveying firm KS Associates, Inc., and Schirmer Construction LLC under a design-build contract with the Lorain County Engineer’s Office.

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Like pieces of a puzzle, the five box culverts were set in place. These components are the most important structural elements of the new bridge structure.

KS Associates designed the new bridge to allow cars, trucks and semis to use the bridge, thereby providing direct access to local industry. - Michael J. Malloy, P.E., KS Associates' Director of Transportation Services.

Elyria, Ohio (PRWEB) May 27, 2014

On Friday, May 9, 2014, nine massive pre-cast concrete sections of the new Sugar Ridge Road Bridge in North Ridgeville, Ohio, were delivered and set in place, bringing this local infrastructure improvement project closer to completion. When fully constructed, the new bridge will close the gap on Sugar Ridge Road between Race and Maddock Roads, providing a safe and reliable route for the more than 4,000 vehicles that use it each day. The project is scheduled for completion in June 2014.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., the nine bridge sections arrived at the project site after being hauled more than 85 miles from Mt. Vernon, Ohio, where they were manufactured. Piece by piece, four wingwalls weighing from 16,000 to 25,000 pounds each, and five 50,000-pound three-sided box culverts were lifted off semi trucks and set into concrete footings. The installation of these bridge components was completed in one day. The next and final step in completing the project is constructing the associated roadway improvements, installing new guardrail, paving, striping and signing.

Design and construction services for this project are being performed by KS Associates, Inc., and Schirmer Construction LLC under a design-build contract with the Lorain County Engineer’s Office. The project has a construction cost of $309,600.

The new bridge replaces an old concrete bridge that was inadequate to support today’s heavier vehicles. KS Associates designed the new Sugar Ridge Road Bridge to allow cars, trucks and semis to use the bridge, thereby providing direct access to local industry. KS also provided surveying services for the project and designed the associated roadway improvements.

About KS Associates, Inc.:
KS Associates, Inc. is a civil engineering and land surveying firm founded in 1987. The firm provides planning, design, bidding and construction phase services related to public infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation, potable water, waste water and storm water; site development engineering services for institutional, commercial and residential uses; coastal engineering services; land surveying and mapping services; and 3D laser scanning services. KS Associates, Inc. is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). For more information, visit http://www.ksassociates.com.

About Schirmer Construction LLC.:
Staffed with a team of professional engineers, experienced project managers and a skilled workforce, Schirmer Construction LLC has designed, managed and constructed projects in both the private and public sectors. As a general contractor that completes a majority of the work with its own union work force, Schirmer Construction LLC’s clientele includes financial, educational and medical institutions, as well as industrial and chemical plants. Working for the Ohio Department of Transportation, along with various cities, townships, municipalities and counties, projects range from the removal and replacement of bridge and culvert structures to the installation of site utilities and concrete pavement. Schirmer Construction LLC’s mission is to retain its dynamic reputation and focus on quality and client satisfaction on every project.


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