DISCOVERY BRIDGE

The Discovery Bridge in downtown Columbus, Ohio, is a one-of-a-kind structure that provides unique solutions to historic, aesthetic, and technical issues. Because the bridge was a contributing element in the Civic Center Historic District and was federally funded, FHWA entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the State Historic Preservation Office. To comply with stipulations within the MOA, FHWA assembled a community interest task force, representing regional planning, Columbus development, historic preservation, and arts organizations. This task force identified architectural design parameters/criteria for the replacement bridge. To incorporate the input from the task force, public agencies, and private individuals, a unique and innovative bridge study process was developed. The new process included separate and intense engineering workshop sessions followed by the presentations to the task force and general public. Within each session, the design team reviewed all input, developed ideas, evaluated alternatives, and prepared presentation sketches and renderings. The resulting structure is reminiscent of the previous bridge, respectful of the historic district, and a center for civic activities, and it was constructed using the latest in bridge design and construction technology.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 68-79
  • Monograph Title: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 28-30, 1995. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, 2 VOLUMES
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061091
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1995 12:00AM