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Construction Updates

Cedar Point Bridge 00.49
CONTACTS
Contractor: Union Industrial Contractors
(440)998-7871
County: Calvin Overmyer 440-455-1171
Joe Charif 216-701-1262
DATES
Start Date: 06-01-2021
Notice To Proceed Date: 06-01-2021
Completion Date:
Scheduled Completion Date: 10-01-2022
Anticipated Completion Date: 11-01-2024
AMOUNTS
Project Amount($):
Contract Award Amount($): 3,055,480.60
Estimated Cost To Completion($): 3,055,480.60
Approved Contract Increases($): 0
Approved Contract Decreases($): 0
PROGRESS

August 23, 2023

  • Demolition work on the bridge continues.
  • All the beams have been removed.
  • Demolition work is underway on the abutment walls and the piers.
  • Work continues from both land and water, with pollution controls in place to control river contamination.

 

August 4, 2023

  • The project has resumed operations.
  • Clean up and restoration work on the causeway has been performed.
  • Demolition is underway with the existing beams being removed and the existing abutments and piers being knocked down to demolition elevations.
  • The best management practices for erosion control are in place and functioning.
  • Work does continue from within the river with debris clean-up performed at the end of each workday.
  • The detour route is posted and in place.

 

June 15, 2023

  • The project has resumed operations, after a long period of shutdown and redesign.
  • Remobilized equipment and working on clean-up of river debris and reestablishing work platforms and access causeways.
  • Demolition work is on track to resume in early July.

 

February 10, 2023

Demolition began on the Cedar Point Bridge over the Rocky River in North Olmsted In the fall of 2021 and has remained closed for the construction activities since that time. In June of 2022, there was a pause in construction activity to evaluate the best path moving forward concerning the necessary replacement of the interior beams of the subject structure.

During the systematic repair of all the concrete bridge beams, it became clear that the interior beams displayed a larger and deeper extent of deterioration that originally anticipated. The project team, including the designer, contractor, the Country and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), worked together to develop a plan to complete the construction of the bridge in a cost-effective manner that would provide a maximum service life for the future structure. It was decided to construct new arched beams that matched the existing ones.

This required an extensive re-design of the plans. It also resulted in much more complicated and time consuming construction, which now includes the replacement of all the beams rather than patching the existing ones. The plans have been completed and active construction will begin shortly (weather permitting). The County is working with the contactor to expedite the construction schedule where possible, but at this time the bridge is not scheduled to reopen until 2024.

 

December 8, 2022

  • This project continues to be under suspension, pending re-engineering and plan revision due to excessive deterioration than was originally expected.
  • The outlook appears that this project, once resumed, will continue through 2023 and is anticipated to be completed late 2024. 

 

October 6, 2022

  • This project continues to be under suspension, pending engineering review and re-design.

 

September 15, 2022

  • The bridge will remain closed with a revised completion of summer 2023, subject to material availability and supply chain issues that many industries are facing at this time.
  • Construction began on the Cedar Point Road bridge over the Rocky River in North Olmsted in the fall of 2021 and has remained closed for construction activities since that time.
  • Recently, there has been a pause in construction activity to evaluate the best path moving forward concerning the necessary replacement of the interior beams of the subject structure.
  • During the systematic repair of all the concrete bridge beams, it became clear that the interior beams displayed a larger and deeper extent of deterioration than originally anticipated. The project team, including the designer, contractor, the County and ODOT, are currently developing a plan to complete the construction of the bridge in a cost-effective manner that will provide a maximum service life for the future structure.

 

June 3, 2022

  • The project is currently in the demolition phase.
  • Access to the bridge and Little Cedar Point Picnic Area is closed to the public
  • Access to Frostville Museum and Farmer’s Market remain open.
  • Detours are posted.

 

March 2, 2022

  • The project is currently in the demolition phase.
  • Access to the bridge and Little Cedar Point Picnic Area is closed to the public
  • Access to Frostville Museum and Farmer’s Market remain open.
  • Detours are posted.

 

December 10, 2021

  • The bridge is closed to all traffic.
  • Demolition work continues.
  • Maintenance of traffic and detour are in effect.