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Construction Update Photos

Completed Project Photos:


Construction Photos:


June 3, 2014
Completion of west arch.


June 2, 2014
Erection of east fence and arch completed.


May 29, 2014

The decorative arch nears completion.


May 1, 2014

Work continues.

March 28, 2014

Now that winter is past, work continues.

December 4, 2013
Progress to date.

November 20, 2013
The outside arch, which will be more visible from I-275, is installed.

November 18, 2013

First sections of the arch are installed.

November 15, 2013
Day five fence erection.

November 13, 2013
Day 3 of fence erection.

November 11, 2013
Workers from Security Fence begin work on the bridge's architectural details.

October 11, 2013
Pavement Technologies applies Reclamite.

August 27, 2013

Landform landscaping in new traffic islands.

August 27, 2013

The bridge awaits its new fence and steel arch.

July 31, 2013
Decorative fence in fabrication shop.

July 31, 2013
Decorative metal railing in fabrication shop.

June 24, 2013

Painting of bridge complete.

May 31, 2013
Paving almost complete.

May 22, 2013
Final paving undeway.

May 20, 2013
Pavement milling completed.  Fibermat material application in underway. 

May 15, 2013

Bridge painting underway.

March 14, 2013

East side of the bridge as construction crews begin to mobilize after winter.


March 14, 2013


December 13, 2012

City seal and name are now visible from the interstate.


November 9, 2012

Stonework on the bridge facade.


November 2, 2012

The sidewalk across the bridge cures in its forms.


November 2, 2012
Architectural stonework installation begins.


November 2, 2012
All lanes of traffic open.


October 26, 2012

The intersection of S. Gilmore and Omniplex with the new signals and all lanes open.


October 15, 2012

Crews install street name signs on the new mast arms at intersections along South Gilmore.


October 15, 2012

The view from the recently completed bridge deck.  Walls are reinforced and formed awaiting concrete.


September 18, 2012

View of the bridgework from I-275.


September 18, 2012

The bridge's western wingwall.


September 10, 2012

A wide angle facing north displays the progress of work.


September 10, 2012

Formwork and reinforcing steel for the new bridge.


September 10, 2012

Earthwork with the bridge in the background.


September 10, 2012

Mast arms and signal supports are erected for future traffic control at intersections.


August 24, 2012

Workers install reinforcing steel before the new bridge deck is poured.


August 8, 2012

Work on the new bridge.


August 8, 2012
An aerial view of the project, looking north across I-275 into Fairfield.


August 8, 2012
Aerial view of work on the bridge and interchange.


August 2, 2012
Architectural bridge details are seen from the new bridge deck.  A new mast arm that will eventually display signs has been installed as well.  Soon after this photo, traffic was switched to this side of the bridge so that crews could complete work on the other side.


August 2, 2012
The bridge continues to take shape.


July 20, 2012
Formwork for the architectural elements is erected.


July 20, 2012
The empty space a new lane will soon occupy.


July 6, 2012
The bridge marches toward completeness.  This wingwall is the foundation for the architectural details that will eventually adorn the bridge.  In the background, the newly widened bridge deck awaits.  It can only anticipate the constant stream of cars that will one day make the journey from Forest Park to Fairfield.


July 6, 2012
Work on the bridge is visible from I-275.  The aesthetic elements will soon begin to take shape and the Tri-State's motorists will have a new landmark to enjoy as they speed past.


June 22, 2012
A retaining wall is constructed to fortify the detention basin and allow the road to expand.


June 22, 2012
A small retaining wall to allow space for the sidewalk.


June 22, 2012
A close up of the dense web of reinforcing steel.  In the background, equipment is readied to pour the deck.

June 13, 2012

Crews perform work on the new, widened, bridge deck across I-275.


June 13, 2012
A new retaining wall is installed at the Gilmore Road detention basins in front of the mall.


May 21, 2012

Paving crews lay down asphalt at the intersection of South Gilmore and Kolb.


May 15, 2012
Steel structure partially installed for the new lanes on the bridge across I-275.

May 10, 2012
Earthwork at the approach to the bridge over I-275.


April 23, 2012
Earthwork is performed in preparation for additional pavement.


April 18, 2012
Work continues on the bridge widening.


April 12, 2012
Steel foundation for a new retaining wall at the storm water detention pond.


April 3, 2012
Concrete forms and reinforcing steel in place for the expanded bridge abutment.


April 3, 2012
Continuing work on the intersection of Mack and Gilmore.


March 28, 2012
Boring electrical conduit for the new mast arm traffic signals.


March 28, 2012

Crews relocate a fire hydrant.


March 21, 2012

A wide view of the un-altered bridge.

March 21, 2012

Foundation work for the expansion of the bridge.

March 21, 2012

Workers prepare the subgrade for additional pavement width.

March 15, 2012

In order to continue work on the bridge, crews limited traffic lanes..


March 15, 2012

Embankment work for the expanded bridge.


March 7, 2012
Workers driving piles for the foundation of the widened bridge.


March 7, 2012
Crews working on the westbound exit ramp onto Winton/Gilmore.


February 1, 2012
Aerial image of I-275 and Winton/South Gilmore Road.


January 30, 2012
Crews work on the water line under Interstate 275.


November 4, 2011
Aerial photograph that shows clearing around the bridge.

Public Works
City of Fairfield
8870 N. Gilmore Road
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 867-4200 (phone)
(513) 867-4205 (fax)