No wonder this firm's bid was the lowest. Implosion is likely much less expensive then dismantling. Or is it?
Fulton Road Bridge To Close Next Week
Three year project will include implosion of the old span.
The Fulton road bridge over the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will close for demolition and reconstruction for about three years on October 5.
Fulton Road between Denison Avenue and Park Drive must be closed for the complete replacement of the bridge. Motorists will be detoured to Denison Avenue east to Pearl Road south to Memphis Avenue west to Fulton Parkway north. ODOT Spokeswoman Lora Hummer says the entrance to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from Fulton Parkway will remain open.(mp3)
Crews will implode the bridge in late December or early January and then build a new bridge in its place.
Hummer says the design for the reconstruction of the Fulton Road Bridge has been a collaborative effort between the Cuyahoga County Engineer, the city of Cleveland, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, FHWA and ODOT.
The new bridge is expected to be completed and open during the summer of 2009.