International Bridge Technologies

Veterans’ Glass City Skyway – Toledo, Ohio

Technical details
Ohio Department of Transportation

Construction Completed: 2007

Toledo, Ohio
Designer: FIGG, General Contractor: FruCon Construction Company (Bilfinger Berger)
SYSTRA IBT’s Role: Construction engineering of approach structures and cable-stayed main span.


Main Span: 2 x 612 ft (186.5 m)

Bridge area: 1.2 million sq. ft. (111,540m2)

The project includes a 2 x 612 ft (186.5 m) span cable-stayed main bridge. The total bridge area for the main span, approaches, and ramps is 1.2 million square feet (111,540m2). The entire bridge superstructure was built using precast segmental construction. The main bridge superstructure consists of twin box girders supported by a single plane of stay cables within the median. The stay cables are anchored in delta frames connecting the twin box girders and run through saddles within the 400 ft (122 m) tall single pylon.

The ramps, approach spans, merges, and main span back span were erected span-by-span with overhead and underslung gantries. Temporary towers were used in the back span of the main bridge. The front main span was built in unidirectional cantilever using mobile cranes on deck.

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