Construction on the Ironton-Russell bridge began in early March. This structure, which spans the Ohio River between Ironton, OH and Russell, KY, has a four year window for total completion.

“It’s going well,” David Bame, area engineer for ODOT, District 9, said of the construction. “We’re about 10 percent complete with 180 days under our belt.” (as stated in the Ironton Tribune Newspaper, Sunday, August 26, 2012)

Some of the tasks that have been completed over the last few weeks or will happen in the near future include:

  • Pier 1 is complete
  • Drilling of last caisson at Pier 3
  • Clamming of river bottom at Pier 2 has started so the team can start drilling there after completion of caissons at Pier 3
  • Pouring of Pier 7 cap, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, which will complete all the Ohio side piers
  • Setting of precast coffer box at Pier 3 is a few weeks out
  • Continuing to form/pour the KY abutment footers and currently forming a portion of the abutment stem wall
  • Sanitary sewer and storm sewer work has begun on the Ohio side