The Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing

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Facts & Figures of the East End Crossing

General

  • 8.5 miles – total length of the new East End Crossing when all work is complete
  • 1,200 – number of workers, including WVB employees and subcontractors, involved in the East End Crossing project

Kentucky

  • 3.5 miles – total length of the Kentucky portion of the overall project
  • 26,160 cubic yards – concrete for the tunnel
  • 196,00 cubic yards – rock and dirt excavated for the tunnel
  • 1,962,000 cubic yards – roadway excavation
  • 180,000 square yards – concrete pavement for the roadways
  • 2,000 feet – length of the approach bridge just north of River Road in Kentucky
  • 1,200 feet – length of the Harrods Creek Bridge
  • 340,000 square feet – noise and retaining walls

 

East End Crossing - River

River

  • 2,500 feet – total length of the main span across the Ohio River
  • 300 feet – height of each of the two main towers
  • 104 – stay cables on the main span of the East End Crossing
  • 1,000 tons – weight of stay cables
  • 4,960 tons – weight of rebar used on the main span of the bridge
  • 24,000 cubic yards – amount of structural concrete
  • 6,670 tons – weight of deck structural steel

 

East End Crossing - Indiana

Indiana

  • 4.5 miles – total length of the Indiana portion of the overall project
  • 14 – bridges and overpasses between Upper River Road in Indiana and the SR 62 and SR 265 interchange
  • 13,340 cubic yards – concrete for all of the bridges and overpasses in Indiana
  • 49,600 tons – weight of asphalt for the roadways
  • 1,600,000 cubic yards – roadway excavation (30% rock)
  • 39,800 square feet – retaining walls
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