Figg Engineering

Four lanes of Toledo's cable-stayed Maumee River Bridge, which features a 403-ft-tall pylon and a patented cabled cradle system, opened to Interstate 280 traffic on June 24. Construction is 94% complete and all six lanes of the 1,225-ft-long main span are to open in September, says Mike Gramza, Ohio Dept. of Transportation project manager. The bridge, designed by Figg Engineering Group, Tallahassee, opened a year late, with total cost rising from $220 million to $236 million. Contractor Fru-Con Construction Corp., Ballwin, Mo., has $3.7 million in late fees, says Gramza. Five workers were killed during construction, including four in 2004 after a gantry crane collapsed.