ALL – Lima Bikeway Enhancement Projects Phases I, II and III

Project Description

ALL – Lima Bikeway Enhancement Projects Phases I, II and III

City of Lima, Ohio (Phases I and II)
Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District (Phase III)
Construction Cost: $5,689,000 for all phases


Phase I designed 1.0 miles of new bike path in the City of Lima, Ohio along the Ottawa River from Faurot Park to Main Street. Two steel truss pedestrian bridges over the river and 5 bike path crossings under existing bridges allowed the path to remain totally separated from roadway traffic. Phase II extended the Phase I bike path 1.33 miles from Main Street to Schoonover Park. Structures included 1 steel truss pedestrian bridge over the river, 2 bike path tunnels under existing streets and 2 underpasses at railroad bridges. Phase III continued the bike path 1.3 miles from North Street to Ottawa Metro Park. K&K was a subconsultant in Phase III, designing a 120’ long integral bike path / retaining wall under twin I-75 bridges, a 5-span steel truss bridge over the CF&E Railroad and a single span steel truss bridge over Roush Road.

Design Details

  • Each crossing under an existing bridge utilized concrete retaining walls with steel railing
  • Bike path crossings under the two active railroads required permanent overhead protection – the design was a steel cantilevered frame with a grid placed on the top
  • Extensive coordination with the City of Lima, CSX and CF&E Railroads and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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