News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Don Drumm Studios

NOCHE

Metro RTA


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Innerbelt bridge project is trying to stay green
Saved 22 million gallons of water -- enough to take a shower lasting 2,859 days
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
After the eastbound bridge is completed this year, the existing I-90 bridge, built in 1959, will come down, and construction on a westbound bridge will begin
Courtesy of K. Bhatia
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Half of Cleveland’s Innerbelt bridge project is slated for completion this fall, and the Ohio Department of Transportation has kept sustainability in mind for the three-year project.

At EarthFest in Berea over the weekend, ODOT spokeswoman Amanda Lee said recycling material into other construction projects has saved 5 million pounds of steel, as well as enough diesel to send a semi from Cleveland to Salt Lake City and back -- 123 times.
Innerbelt bridge project trying to stay green

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:14)


“They really took a big effort in making sure they could do a lot of sustainability things. They’re also recycling steel and waste. They'll re-use what they can, grind it up, use it again -- or take the rebar to another project.”

Lee points out that the I-90 bridge project has re-used twice as much concrete as was used to build FirstEnergy stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns. When the first bridge is finished this year, it will serve east- and west-bound traffic while the old bridge is demolished. A second bridge will be built by 2016, at which point each new structure will serve a single direction of traffic.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Will Ohio's marijuana initiative follow casinos' lead?
We just ask to have marijuana legalized and here comes some nimrod trying to rob us of our rights and make us buy it from some legalized new type DRUG DEALER th...

Fancy dinners from humble beginnings at The Blue Door
Grandma of Chris Miller moved to Florida in a retirement community but I sure miss the Falls and the Blue Door, and the fine service and the true friendship of ...

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

A guide for gift-shopping for older Ohians
I'll never be to old for peanut brittle.

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University