Looking Glass: Veterans' Glass Skyway in the USA

The use of Doka formwork in the Veterans' Glass City Skyway in Ohio (formerly the Maumee River Crossing) is the subject of this article. The article notes that both European and U.S. technology have been combined in the Doka formwork systems to build the main pylon, which stands 127m high. The article offers a detailed description on Doka’s role and challenges in using a combination of systems to build the pylon, which is designed to support a stainless steel stay cradle system that weighs more than six tons. The cable-stayed bridge is considered to be one of the first in the world to use such a cradle system. Doka formwork is also used in bridge's 197 octagonal piers, each of which stands 38m high. At a cost of US$280 million -- the largest project in the history of the Ohio Department of Transportation – the bridge is expected to carry six traffic lanes on highway I-280 and provide a high level fixed route for shipping passage, replacing the existing drawbridge.


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  • Accession Number: 01052128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2007 7:42AM