Ohio Department of Transportation
Pike County, Ohio
Burgess & Niple (B&N) was retained by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to prepare plans and specifications for a new 3.2-mile stretch of State Route (SR) 32 in Pike County, Ohio. The project included the design of seven new bridges – four crossing water courses, two carrying railroad traffic over SR 32, and one carrying U.S. Route 23 over SR 32.
As part of the preliminary design report, B&N performed a geologic literature review and a field reconnaissance of the entire project to make a preliminary assessment of how subsurface conditions may impact the project. B&N coordinated a final subsurface investigation consisting of approximately 60 test borings to define the subsurface conditions for the proposed roadway cuts and fills, railroad embankments, and bridges. B&N was responsible for geotechnical recommendations for the entire project. This included the design of deep foundations for bridges which totaled approximately 62,000 lineal feet of driven piles and 2,000 lineal feet of drilled shafts, highway cut and fill slopes, and slope stability analyses of railroad embankments.