The Ohio River Bridges Downtown Span August 24-29, 2015

The Downtown Span of the Ohio River Bridges Project. HDR Version
The Downtown Span of the Ohio River Bridges Project. HDR Version

Last week the Ohio River Bridges Downtown Span grew another 180 feet in length. The cable stays on Tower Five were completed and the scaffolding to the top of the towers was removed. One of the cranes being used to build the bridge structure blew an engine but that didn’t keep the structural gang from completing the building of another 45 feet of bridge.

The photos in this post are both three frame HDR mergers and single frame images. In all cases the image was first adjusted for sharpness and color saturation in Adobe Camera Raw followed by a trip into Photoshop CS5 for lens correction when needed. I also used Topaz Clarity to bring out the texture and contrast which I applied to a separate layer; in several cases the opacity of the Topaz Clarity layer was reduced to between 25 -75%.

2 thoughts on “The Ohio River Bridges Downtown Span August 24-29, 2015

  1. Quite the project you took on! I’ve been following it through your photos pretty much from the beginning. Well done. A fine accomplishment.

    1. Thanks Barry it has been and still is the most exciting photo project I have ever undertaken. The bridge should be open to traffic by year’s end and the restoration of the current bridge will be finished by the end of 2016. The final linking of the two bridges with the intersection of I-65, I-64 and I-71 will also be finished then.

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