Dublin Link

Dublin Link

Dublin, Ohio
United States

TYLin was the Prime Consultant for the final design of the Dublin Link, a signature pedestrian bridge across the Scioto River in Dublin, Ohio.

The gracefully aesthetic, 760-foot-long bridge follows an “S” curve alignment, with a steel superstructure that passes through the “eye” of the concrete pylon tower without any vertical support. 

The bridge deck is a steel box girder, with an asymmetric “V” form that changes shape as users cross while maintaining a 14-foot clear deck width from end to end. The pylon has a total height of 176 feet and measures a dramatic 110 feet high from the walking surface to the top of the tower.

A critical transportation link for pedestrians and bicyclists, the Dublin Link connects the site of the future Riverside Crossing Park on the east side of the river to Downtown Dublin’s commercial, residential and retail businesses on the west side.

Project Highlights:

  • TYLin worked closely with the City of Dublin and the architect to develop the unique bridge concept.
  • Following completion of the final design, TYLin produced a plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) package and solicited for bids. 
  • The design incorporates simple, clean details for the cable connections, fully locked coil suspender cables, and main cable, as well as architectural concrete finishes.
  • Other project amenities include programmable, color-changing pylon uplighting, pylon keyhole and vertical strip lighting, box girder and handrail strip lighting, and hanger cable lighting.
  • TYLin worked with numerous structural, civil, and electrical engineering firms based primarily in Ohio to maintain local consultant participation. 
  • The Dublin Link is fully Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant

Image credit: Cory Klein Photography, courtesy of the City of Dublin, Ohio


National Project of the Year (Over USD 20 million category), 2022
American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)
American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Great Lakes Region, 2021
Project of the Year (projects > $5 million)
International Bridge Conference® (IBC), 2021
Eugene C. Figg, Jr. Medal
Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP), 2020
Transportation Project of the Year Award
National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA), 2020
Outstanding Project Award, New Bridges and Transportation Structures
Engineering News-Record (ENR), Midwest, 2020
Best Bridge/Highway Project Award
Roads and Bridges, 2020
#2, Top 10 Bridges List
SLAG Cement Association (SCA), 2019
Project of the Year Award, Green Design