Ohio seeks public input into Ironton-Russell design
Ohio Department of Transportation has invited the local community to discuss the design of a US$70 million cable-stayed structure that will replace the existing bridge between Ironton in Ohio and Russell in Kentucky. Today's meeting stems from an initiative launched in in 2000 to focus attention on improving the look of the state's highway system. The aesthetic design team from ODOT's central office will discuss creative concepts that will be developed over the course of the next several months and adapted into the bridge design, which is by Baker & Associates. The construction contract for the 760m bridge is expected to be awarded in late 2005.