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Veterans Glass City Skyway
I-280 Maumee River Crossing At Toledo
Toledo, Ohio

Veterans Glass City Skyway

• Bridge: Veterans Glass City Skyway
• Structure ID:
• City: Toledo
• State: Ohio
• Country: USA
• Carries: I-280
• Crosses: Maumee River
• Date Opened: June 24, 2007
• Total Length: 8,800 Feet
• Longest Span: 612 Feet
• Tower Height: 400 Feet
• Deck Width: 58 Feet Per Span
• Number Of Lanes: 6, 3 Per Span
• Number Of Spans: 2
• Height Above Water: 130 Feet
• Traffic Count:
The Veterans Glass City Skyway is the single largest project ever attempted by Ohio DOT. It is not only a critical Interstate highway route in Toledo, but it is also a signature landmark bridge. At 400 feet tall, it is the second tallest structure in Toledo.

The bridge design is a single pylon tower centered in the river, with two deck spans, one on each side of the tower. That results in two parallel bridge spans help up by a single set of cables, with each span the same length on each side of the tower. The cable arrangement is unique in that the cables do not attache to the main tower. Rather, the cables loop through the towers, and attach only at the bridge deck. Several smaller cable stayed bridges are now using this technique, but this is the pioneering structure to attempt such a design.

To show off the bridge's signature status, it is constructed with glass panels that run the full height of the center tower. These panels contains thousands of LED lights. The light panels are used to give night time light shows.


Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway
Veterans Glass City Skyway

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