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Long and Spring Street Bridges to be Completed this Summer

Brent Warren Brent Warren Long and Spring Street Bridges to be Completed this SummerAll renderings provided by MKSK Design / ODOT.
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New renderings presented at a recent public meeting give a better idea of what the Long and Spring Street bridges will look like when they are completed, which the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says will be this summer. The project began in September 2011.

Nancy Burton of ODOT said that both bridges should be completed by June. The Long Street Bridge will feature a “green cap” or park-like section that will add 40 feet to the bridge’s width. It’s most unique feature, though will be a “cultural wall” that runs the length of the bridge and features the work of local artists Kojo Kamau and Larry Winston Collins.

The wall, which will be internally lit with LED lights, will consist of 60 panels documenting historical moments and prominent citizens with links to the King Lincoln and Discovery Districts.

The Long Street Bridge will have room for street parking on each side as well as three lanes of traffic, a bike lane and sidewalks. The Spring Street Bridge will not have a landscaped cap, but will have rows of planters, sidewalks and a bike lane in addition to three lanes for car traffic. Both the Long and Spring Street Bridges will feature terraces meant to enhance the pedestrian experience.

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All renderings provided by MKSK Design / ODOT.

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The Spring Street Bridge – Facing west into Downtown.

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The Spring Street Bridge at night – Facing west into Downtown.

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The Long Street Bridge (left) and Spring Street Bridge (right).

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The Long Street Bridge at night – Facing west into Downtown.

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The Long Street Bridge – Facing west into Downtown.

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The Long Street Bridge – a view of the greenspace cap.

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The Spring Street Bridge – Facing west into Downtown.

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The Long Street Bridge – Facing west into Downtown.

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  • JPowell

    If only that entire stretch could be capped…… At least it will soften the transition a bit.

  • http://urbagle.com columbusdreamer

    I thought it was going to have retail space like the 670 cap.

    • http://www.columbusunderground.com Walker Evans

      Nope. ODOT has said many times that they are not interested in providing any additional funding for caps on Spring or Long, but have built them as “cap capable” if a private developer were interested in stepping forward.

  • ScottUlrich

    Sure would like to see some *protected* bike lanes…

  • http://www.deliciousrealestate.com JoePeffer

    Looks like these are both still one-way streets post-completion. Wasn’t there talk of making at least Long St 2-way once the bridges were complete?

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