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:
- 3D BrIM Modeling and shop detailing of the 4 cable-stayed spans and the tower boxes for 3 towers.
- 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.
- 2017 American Society of Highway Engineers National project of the year.