Complete General first gained experience constructing bridges in the early 1980’s. At that time we only ventured into latex overlay projects. We became proficient at them, and dominated the field for 10 years. As ODOT began to shift their work toward more intense rehab and new construction projects, Complete had to change with the times. At Complete General Construction we now have four main categories that fall under our “bridges” umbrella.
We have been building completely new bridges from the ground up since 1997. Since then we have tackled small projects from $70,000 up to large highway projects worth $65,000,000. In an average year we are constructing 30 to 40 new projects.
The bulk of our bridge work is rehabilitating older structures. Most of these structures are from the 1960’s era and need to be repaired and updated to meet current standards. These can be small expansion joint repair projects to full replacement and widening of entire superstructures.
When a bridge surface becomes worn, but the underlying structure is in good order, we will remove the top few inches of concrete and replace it with a dense concrete mix. This helps protect the deck and should keep it in good order for about 10 years. Bridge overlays are where we started and are still a specialty. We place more overlays than any contractor in Ohio. The current trend is to perform the entire project over a weekend. This keeps the inconvenience to a minimum to the traveling public.
As municipalities have become more conscious of noise pollution, noise walls have become common place on roadways. Complete General has installed many noise walls in central western Ohio.
As municipalities try to add amenities for their citizens, pedestrian and bikeway bridges have become necessary to allow people to enjoy local greenspace. Usually built from prefabricated trusses, these bridges are highly customizable and cost efficient. We have installed pedestrian bridges for the City of Dublin, ODOT, Metro Parks and others.