Currently, it,s scheduled to be replaced in 2010, said John Leckie, district development engineer for INDOT.
said it was too early to predict how much it would cost to replace the Clinton Street bridge because it will depend on what improvements need to be made.INDOT
inspects bridges once every two years, Leckie
said.In February 2002, the Clinton Street bridge was placed on the bridge replacement list.Deck approaches and joints are beginning to deteriorate, he
said.The bridge was built in 1967 and partially reconstructed in 1985.The average lifespan of a bridge is 30 years, he
A large city water main runs under the bridge, but he
would be able to maintain utility service during construction, which could include removing and building new bridge supports.
,Traffic would probably be a focal point,, Leckie
Through-traffic probably would be rerouted on another state route, Leckie
said, and the city likely would set up another detour for local traffic.A temporary bridge probably wouldn,t be an option, Leckie
said, because the cost would be prohibitive.
This will be Leckie
,s first experience on a collaborative project, but not for INDOT
, which collaborated with the city of Columbus on a bridge project.