21 December 2005
Michael Baker Jr has been appointed by the Ohio Department of Transportation to carry out a bridge type study for the Central Viaduct Bridge in Cleveland. Dr Christian Menn will serve as a design consultant with Baker. An initial field of six applicants was narrowed to three before the choice was made. ODOT said that Baker was selected because of the team's experience with long-span bridges, combined with a strong local presence and a proven record of working with the community in the development of transportation projects. "The Baker design team is comprised of a collection of talented individuals and the addition of Dr Menn will ensure the City of Cleveland receives a signature structure comparable to Dr Menn's award-winning Leonard Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston," said director Gordon Proctor.