ODOT Summit County Bridge Beams

ODOT reconstructs I-76 in Summit County Akron, Ohio in this two-year project (3 Phases) with ODOT investing $25,500,000 to reconstruct and widen approximately one mile of Interstate 76. This portion of I-76 will add one more lane in each direction plus the reconfiguration of the East Avenue / Wooster Road / State Street interchange which will improve traffic safety. The steel for the project is 1,104,700 lbs. of which 600,000 lbs. will be galvanized.

V&S Columbus Galvanizing worked closely with Kard Welding & Fabrication located in Minster, Ohio.



Communication is always important especially on projects that cover an extended timeline. Inside sales / customer service played a big part in making the three phases move along smoothly regarding scheduling and keeping the project on time. The galvanized material / project will stand the test of time regarding coating durability and corrosion performance. All key members worked closely together to make the ODOT project a success.

Additional Projects

The Fairport Lift Bridge was originally constructed in 1913-1914. Restoration of the historic bridge took nearly two years, in July of 2021, the bridge was reopened to traffic.
Fairport Lift Bridge

Fairport Lift Bridge

When a precast concrete bridge was damaged by a slow moving landslide on a steep side of the gorge, it was closed and removed. Acrow supplied a modular steel bridge to enable access over the Rio Rinassico Gorge.
Rio Rinassico Gorge Bridge

Rio Rinassico Gorge Bridge

The purpose of this project was to replace the existing 115kV delivery point single bay breaker station with a new four bay 115kV breaker station and distribution substation.
Grays Creek Breaker Station & Substation

Grays Creek Breaker Station & Substation