The project consisted of the removal and reconstruction of the existing bridge over CSXT Railroad tracks near historic Quaker Square in downtown Akron. The original bridge constructed in 1904 was replaced with a new aesthetically pleasing steel and concrete bridge, 4 lanes wide with sidewalks including MSE retaining walls along the approach roadways. There were several existing utilities including major AT&T fiber-optic lines within the project limits that were restored, reconstructed or protected during construction. An existing 31”x46” egg shaped combined sewer was reconstructed using CIPP process. The existing concrete arch structure on the west approach was replaced with a CONSPAN concrete arch, 42 ft span x 12 ft rise, supported on pedestals. H.R. Gray provided the construction management services including coordination and liaison between the City of Akron’s Traffic Bureau, Police and Fire services, private and public utilities, ODOT, the contractor, CSXT and the University of Akron.
This LPA project was funded by the City of Akron, federal & state transportation funds and ARRA stimulus funds.