Abraham Lincoln Bridge

COWI North America

Louisville, Kentucky, USA


The new Abraham Lincoln Bridge crosses the Ohio River connecting downtown Louisville, Kentucky with Jefferson, Indiana. This landmark project was a collaborative effort between the owner (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet), the contractor (Walsh Construction), the designer (Jacobs Engineering Group), and subconsultant COWI North America. As the engineer of record, COWI designed this cable-stayed bridge under unique geotechnical conditions using an innovative foundation system with an inherently flexible three-tower cable-stayed system. They employed state-of-the-art probabilistic service-life design to achieve the specified 100-years of life.

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