I-90 Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge
ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation)
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The I-90 Innerbelt Bridge Project includes construction of a new I-90 westbound bridge over the Cuyahoga River. The new westbound bridge will be about 4,247 feet long and will stand about 120 feet over the Cuyahoga River Valley at its highest point. The existing I-90 bridge will remain open while the new bridge is constructed. The new bridge construction began in the spring of 2011. In order to complete the project faster ODOT used a value based design build process for the Project.
When the new westbound bridge is complete, it will be used to carry both directions of traffic while the old I-90 bridge is demolished and a new eastbound bridge is designed and built. Once the new eastbound bridge is complete in 2016, each bridge will carry five lanes of traffic. By constructing two bridges, ODOT is able to maintain traffic on I-90 – a vital link into Downtown Cleveland.
This project also includes work on 16 smaller bridge structures along with two miles of roadway reconstruction. Walsh Construction is the project general contractor and is teamed with HNTB as the lead designer and HDR as the independent quality firm.