PROJECTS

Cleveland Innerbelt

CLIENT Ohio Department of Transportation

Location Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Innerbelt project includes a 1.7-mile-long section of Interstate 90 that spans the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio.

Shannon & Wilson served as the geotechnical engineer on record for the Cleveland Interbelt Construction Contract Group 1. The primary feature in the contract group is a new 4,250-foot-long viaduct across the river valley to convey I-90 westbound traffic.  The viaduct crosses an active landslide on the west bank of the river, where it is supported by up to 200-foot-deep, 7.5-foot-diameter drilled shafts socketed into the underlying shale bedrock.  The remaining viaduct piers will be founded on large driven pipe or H piles.  

The project also includes seven new or widened bridges that will require new foundations.  Other project features include 14 soil retaining walls (including cast-in-place and mechanically-stabilized earth walls and abutment, and waterfront bulkheads) and various new or widened approach embankments, roads, and storm sewer outfalls.

Shannon & Wilson performed geotechnical explorations, laboratory testing, and engineering analysis, and recommendations for the project.

KEY PERSONNEL

Gerard Buechel
President

Mike Harney
Vice President

Oliver Hoopes
Engineer

Bill Perkins
Vice President, Earthquake Engineering Services

Ali Shahbazian
Senior Engineer

David Vara
Senior Associate

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