Lake County, Ohio
CT Consultants, under contract to the Lake County Engineer, provided professional engineering design, construction drawings, and construction management for relocation and replacement of the Rogers Road Bridge over the Chagrin River. This project is the recipient of the 2003 Engineering Excellence Award, from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
This was a unique project due to the existing site conditions, curved roadway alignment, complex curved structure design, scenic project setting, and because the bridge lies on the border of Lake and Cuyahoga counties and connects the communities of Gates Mills and Willoughby Hills, Ohio.
The new, two-span, two lane curved bridge, approximately 245 feet long, was relocated on an improved and safer alignment. Roadway realignment and approach work totaled approximately 523 feet in length. The new bridge design required a curved superstructure design to accommodate the existing retaining structures and channel protection used to control erosion along the Chagrin River. The complex bridge geometry required a detailed structural analysis of superstructure framing which resulted in a 54-inch deep steel composite plate girder design as the selected alternative.