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Tech 21 Bridge Photo Gallery
 
Ohio's 1st All-Composite Bridge

The Tech 21 Bridge was built in California and shipped to the Butler County Engineer's Office in three sections on one truck. It took one week to travel across the country, arriving at the BCEO facilities on June 24, 1997. The pictures below show the truck arriving and BCEO crews unloading the bridge sections, and the July 8th installation at the Smith Road site. For additional photos and information, please see the BCEO's 1997-98 Annual Report: Tech 21 Excerpt.

 
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Truck carrying the Tech 21 Bridge arrives at the Butler County Engineer's Office.  
 
Center section of Tech 21 Bridge is unloaded.
 
Preparing to unload the two side sections.
 
The side sections are unloaded and, with the center section, are stored at the BCEO facilities until transported to the Smith Road site on July 7.
 
Tech 21 Bridge installation at Smith Road on July 8.
BCEO crews apply epoxy to center beam (l); alignment of second section with the
center beam (m); crane hoists the third section for placement (r).
 
Placement of third section by crane and BCEO crews (l); general view of site (r).
 

 


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