Design and analysis
Designer picked for Ohio's Downtown Bridge
Michael Baker has beaten four other major consultants to win the design contract for the Downtown Bridge, a key part of the US$1.9 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. The six lane bridge will carry northbound traffic just east of the existing Kennedy Bridge connecting Louisville, Kentucky and Jefferson, Indiana. The company will develop a variety of concepts and the final design is expected to be chosen towards the end of 2005 with construction beginning in 2007. The design team for a second Ohio River Bridges Project crossing is due to be announced this month.