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Eastbound George V. Voinovich (Innerbelt) Bridge

ODOT Project 3000-13
Cleveland, OH

The new Eastbound George V. Voinovich Bridge, carrying Interstate I-90 traffic over the Cuyahoga River Valley into downtown Cleveland, was opened to traffic on September 24, 2016.

The nearly 4,000-foot-long, six-lane main viaduct structure includes over 36 million pounds of structural steel supported by abutments and 16 large piers. Mass concrete techniques were used for the large substructure elements, which are founded on 180 foot deep driven piling and drilled shafts. The project includes removal of the existing Innerbelt bridge, extensive river dock wall sheeting, approach roadway bridge structures, retaining walls, city street improvements, a bicycle trail, landscaping, and aesthetic enhancements. The approaches to the main viaduct include nine other bridges.

2018 John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year – Ruby
Presented by the International Partnering Institute

2017 ABCD Outstanding New Major Bridge Award
Presented by the Association for Bridge Construction & Design
Central, Northeast & Southwest Ohio Chapters

2017 Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program E3 Silver Level Award
Presented by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
ODOT, TGR (Joint Venture: Trumbull, The Great Lakes Construction Co. & The Ruhlin Company) and HLMS were recognized by the Ohio EPA for efforts in sustainability.  In addition, the project achieved an FHWA INVEST rating of Platinum.

2017 DRBF Excellence in Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Award
Presented by the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation

2017 Build Ohio Winner
Presented by AGC of Ohio (Associated General Contractors)

2017 Don Conaway Partnering Award - Large Project
Presented by the Ohio Contractors Association & the Ohio Department of Transporation

2017 Award of Excellence Infrastructure
Presented by the Cleveland Engineering Society
Design & Construction Division

Additional Media Coverage:

ODOT Celebrates New Eastbound I-90 George V. Voinovich Bridge
Bridge will partially open to traffic on Sunday
CLEVELAND (Saturday, September 24, 2016)Today the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and its contractor TGR celebrated the near completion of the eastbound I-90 George V. Voinovich Bridge.
ODOT Director Jerry Wray, many local elected officials, the Voinovich Family and the public gathered to celebrate this tremendous milestone that has been decades in the making.
The George V. Voinovich Bridge is actually a pair of bridges that replaced the single, nearly one mile long, 1950’s-era “Innerbelt Bridge” and beginning Sunday the eastbound bridge will be partially open to traffic. Replacing the aging structure was vital to the success of moving people in and out of downtown Cleveland now, and in the future.  Replacement will enhance capacity, bolster Cleveland’s economy and ensure the safety of motorists. Read more here ...

Second New George V. Voinovich Bridge “Topped Out”
Symbolic ceremony marks completion of structural steel erection  for new bridge

CLEVELAND (Monday, June 27, 2016) The Ohio Department of Transportation and contractor Trumbull-Great Lakes-Ruhlin hosted a “Topping Out” ceremony today to commemorate the completion of structural steel erection on the second new George V. Voinovich Bridge. “This is a huge milestone for the project team,” said Ohio Department of Transportation Project Manager for Construction, Tom Hyland.  “We are on schedule for a late summer/early fall opening, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the work of the men and women on this project.”    Read more here ...


Aerial work platforms fill Cleveland skies

Careers in Bridge/Highway Construction - Building the Inner Belt I-90 Bridge