I-280 Veterans’ Glass City Skyway

Toledo, Ohio

Owner: Ohio Department of Transportation

Design / Construction Engineering and Inspection Support: FIGG

The Veterans’ Glass City Skyway is a landmark for Toledo and allows traffic to move efficiently on I-280. The 8,800’ long urban viaduct structure features a cable-stayed main span unit consisting of a single pylon centered between 612’-6” spans and a single plane of stays. The project encompasses 1.25 million square feet of bridge, approaches, ramps, and gore areas. During FIGG Bridge Design Charettes™, community participants expressed a desire to pay tribute to the city’s heritage of glass production; thus, the top 200’ of the pylon is faced in LED back-lit glass.

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DESIGN AWARDS

Including the 2008 National Finalist in the Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies