Downtown Dublin visitors might witness more action than usual on The Dublin Link pedestrian bridge as routine inspections are conducted starting Monday, June 26. The City of Dublin has hired Burgess & Niple to perform an in-depth examination of the bridge, which will last through the week. During that time, the bridge will remain open. Pedestrians might notice equipment and trained inspectors rappelling and climbing on The Link. We ask that you please respect the workers and watch from a distance.
The safety of our citizens is the City’s number one priority. National Bridge Inspection Standards are followed to ensure this, as The Link is visually checked annually. This involves engineers taking note of any repairs needed that are seen by the naked eye. The work Burgess & Niple is doing this summer is more extensive.
“Due to the complex nature of the bridge, we perform an in-depth inspection every three to five years,” Director of Asset Management and Quality Assurance Bob Taylor says. “This includes an arms-reach inspection of all structural aspects, including the inside the girder, the pylon and the cables.”
The Dublin Link stretches 760 feet from end to end and is the longest single-tower S-shaped suspension bridge in the world. The main tower, where the main deck passes through the keyhole, is 169 feet tall. The bridge is the centerpiece of the Bridge Street development, which encompasses the Historic District, Bridge Park and two plazas on either side of The Link. Please visit our City of Dublin website to learn more about the bridge and take a virtual tour.
About the City of Dublin, Ohio, USA
Dublin is a city of nearly 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing options, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is ranked the number one small city in Ohio and is consistently named one of the safest cities in the nation. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614.410.4400.
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