The Abraham Lincoln Bridge

CLIENT: Prospect Steel
LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky
project overview:

The Abraham Lincoln Bridge (also known as the Ohio River Bridge) is a six-lane, single deck cable-stayed bridge on interstate 65 (northbound). The bridge connects downtown Louisville, Kentucky, to Jeffersonville, Indiana across the Ohio River.

DBM Vircon’s Scope of Work:

Working with client Prospect Steel, DBM Vircon provided 3D BrIM Modeling and shop detailing of the 4 cable-stayed spans and the tower boxes for 3 towers.

Project Stats:

  • The main span is 2,100 ft (640m) long
  • Consists of two middle spans at 750ft (228m) each and two side spans at 303ft (92m) each
  • Center tower is taller than the two side towers; the center tower extends 195ft (59m) and the side towers extend 145ft (44m) above the deck
  • Bridge spans and tower height above deck are symmetric to the center tower
  • Towers unbraced (no crossbeams) above the deck level
  • 100-year service life

The Abraham Lincoln Bridge Project Highlights & Challenges:

  • The project was completed on an aggressive design and construction schedule. The design-build contract was awarded in December 2012 and the fast-paced design commenced in January 2013. The bridge opened for traffic in December 2015, 4 months ahead of schedule.

Project Award:

Gino Pezzente