Long Street Bridge Demolition Update
Work begins the week of April 2 on what will be the signature bridge of the Columbus Crossroads project -- the Long Street Bridge.
Long Street will remain open during construction. It was originally anticipated the road would be closed for up to six months, but being mindful of the potential impacts on businesses and residents, the design-build team came up with a way to build the bridge, public space and cultural wall while keeping Long Street open. If something unplanned occurs, Long Street is only permitted to close for one week, and prior notification will be provided.
Please note that demolition will occur 24 hours a day starting Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6. The bridge will be sawed in half lengthwise, then removed in segments by truck. While crews will do their best to keep noise to a minimum, expect the sounds of heavy machinery and trucks coming and going.
Here are the details:
• The traffic switch on Long Street is currently scheduled for Monday, April 2, start time is still to be determined.
• From Monday night, April 2 through Friday night, April 6, there will be various lane closures on I-71 South and I-71 North to remove the fence and saw the bridge. Details of those lane closures are still being finalized and will be announced on Facebook and Twitter.
• Demolition of the Long Street Bridge over I-71 South is currently scheduled for the week of April 9.
• Demolition over I-71 North is currently scheduled for the week of April 16.
The Long Street Bridge is a signature bridge because it will feature a one-of-a-kind cultural wall on one side and a public space on the other.
If you've got questions about how we're managing traffic in and around the I-71/670 Columbus Crossroads, it's easy to get in touch with us by phone or e-mail: