27
Mar

World’s longest S-shaped, single-tower suspension bridge opens in Dublin, Ohio (VIDEO)

It’s been named the Dublin Hyperlink, and it’s the one bridge prefer it on the earth, says the city of Dublin, Ohio.

The S-shaped suspension bridge includes a 169-foot tower and 43 cables. It opened March 17, and the city claims it’s not solely the longest single-span, single-tower, S-shaped suspension bridge on the earth – it’s the one single-span, single-tower, S-shaped suspension bridge on the earth.

The 760-foot-long pedestrian bridge, which formally opened March 17, is designed as a signature characteristic of an ongoing revitalization undertaking for the historic district to take walkers and cyclists throughout the Scioto River.

Building on the $22.6 million bridge started in 2017. It’s a part of $120 million price of tasks the city has deliberate, together with a brand new park on each side of the river that the bridge will join.

Dublin Link bridge under construction

The lone foremost tower of the Dublin Hyperlink. Credit score: City of Dublin

The 14-foot-wide bridge consists of 4 65-foot strategy spans that result in a 500-foot-long suspension span. The deck passes by means of the 169-foot foremost tower.

The primary and hanger suspension cables have been fabricated in Milano, Italy, in response to the city, and cables have been examined in Braunschweig and Bochum, Germany. The structural metal was fabricated in Tampa, Florida.

Kokosing Building of Ohio was the contractor for the undertaking. The architect was endrestudio of California, and the engineer was T.Y.Lin Worldwide of San Francisco.

Try the city’s time-lapse video of the bridge’s development under: