The Dublin Link, or “The Link,” stretches 760 feet from end to end, spanning the Scioto River. It is the longest single tower “S” shaped suspension bridge in the world. The deck passes through the “keyhole” of the main tower, which is 169 feet tall.
This landmark represents connectivity and was envisioned for decades. In 2007, Dublin City Council approved the City’s Community Plan, which included the development of a pedestrian bridge linking the east and west sides of the river. In 2013, Council approved an updated Community Plan and five-year Capital Improvements Program, which for the first time reserved funding for the bridge and waterfront park. Construction of the bridge began in 2017 and took three years.
The Link was originally scheduled to open with a dedication and grand illumination on March 13, 2020, but the community celebration was postponed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, which prompted public health orders limiting public gatherings. The Link opened quietly on March 17, 2020, providing an outdoor destination for residents and visitors to enjoy safely during the pandemic and beyond. It was officially dedicated on March 11, 2022.
The City of Dublin supports and celebrates initiatives and causes that align with the City’s values and vision. By lighting the Dublin Link, the City can visually demonstrate the City’s support and promote awareness for various initiatives that impact our community. The following lighting schemes/program will help us celebrate together and build community spirit in Dublin.
The Dublin Link is equipped with a multi-color LED lighting system that illuminates several elements of the bridge including the hanger cables, upper and lower keyhole, and the pylon needle and base.
Use the calendar to see when The Link will change colors. Share your photos of the illuminated bridge using #TheDublinLink!
|Dec. 1-31||Nightly 4-minute Light Display will take place on the hour at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.|
|Dec. 26-Jan. 1||Kwanzaa|
Below is a partial list of days that are reserved each year for use by the City of Dublin and requests will not be accepted during any of these dates/times:
The actual lighting dates will change each year depending on circumstances surrounding each event/celebration. The yearly schedule will be posted on Dublin’s website. When special lighting patterns are not in service, the bridge will remain lit using an all-white scheme.
The Dublin Link has been recognized with numerous awards since its completion in 2020, including the following:
2021 Project of the Year
American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Great Lakes Region
Best Bridge/Highway Project Award, 2020
Engineering News-Record (ENR), Midwest
Eugene C. Figg Jr. Medal 2021
International bridge Conference Awards (IBC)
No. 2 in Top 10 Bridges List, 2020
Roads and Bridges
Outstanding Project Award, New Bridges and Transportation Structures, 2020
National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)
Outstanding Special Purpose Bridge Award 2020
Association for Bridge Construction and Design Ohio Chapter (ABCD)
Project of the Year Award, Green Design, 2019
SLAG Cement Association (SCA)
Project of the Year Award, 2021
Central Ohio American Society of Highway Engineers
SoCal Illumination Award of Merit- Exterior, 2021
IES Los Angeles and IES Orange County
Transportation Project of the Year Award, 2020
Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP)
The bridge is 760-foot total length by 14 feet wide. The bridge deck is “S” shaped with a radius of 500 foot and is anchored into the earth at the embankments. Four 65-foot approach spans lead to a 500-foot long suspension span. The deck passes through the “keyhole” of the main tower which 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 The Link.
In early 2017, the City contracted with Kokosing Construction for a cost of $22,603,889 for the construction of the pedestrian bridge. 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 The Link.
Construction 2017 – 2019.
City of Dublin
Engineer of Record: T.Y.Lin International
Contractor: Kokosing Construction Company
In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.
JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.
The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.
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The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.
This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.
The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.
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