The Main Street Bridge in Columbus, Ohio is a 700 ft (210 m), three-span, inclined arch suspension bridge over the Scioto River. The bridge is the first in North America and only the fifth in the World to use an inclined arch superstructure. The final cost for the bridge was $60.1 million.
The original Main Street bridge was a multiple-span, art-deco open-spandrel concrete deck arch bridge, built in 1937. After years of degradation due to weather and traffic, the bridge was deemed unfit for use and closed in 2002.
Wanting an iconic structure to replace the old bridge, the city of Columbus contracted Dr. Spiro Pollalis, professor of design technology and management at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design to design the bridge. His design, altered slightly for budget reasons, opened for traffic on July 30, 2010.