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Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail & Bridge

The trail winds along 12 miles of Blacklick Creek, from Blacklick Woods Metro Park in Reynoldsburg, to Three Creeks Park. IBI Group designed a one-mile segment of the trail as well as an eight-span pre-fabricated pedestrian bridge over US 33 and Blacklick Creek.

Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks
Franklin County, OH
$2.2 million Construction cost
1 mile New trail segment
8 span Bridge
Ongoing Status

IBI Group coordinated all planning and design activities for this project continuing into the construction phase including:

  • Trail Design
  • Bridge engineering
  • FEMA hydraulics
  • Land surveying
  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Utility coordination
  • Maintenance of Traffic at US 33
  • Drainage/storm sewer design at selected locations
  • Cost estimates
Jeff Hackenbracht

Senior Project Manager
Westerville, OH

Westerville, OH

Jeff Hackenbracht has a strong background in design, engineering and construction project management of roadway and bridge projects. He has successfully managed projects for several clients including ODOT, the City of Columbus, as well as the Delaware and Franklin County Engineers. His attention to detail comes from his in-depth knowledge of ODOT and city requirements. His communication throughout the project development process has earned him high praise from pleased clients. Numerous projects have included new roadway design, roadway widening and resurfacing, ADA compliance upgrades, bikeway design, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, pavement markings, design of new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage, traffic signal upgrades, culvert extensions, ditches, grading, design of median barriers and lighting design.

Jeffrey B. Koehn

Associate Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure
Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH

Jeffrey B. Koehn is the US Transportation Engineering Lead, specializing in the design of infrastructure for complex and innovative projects in both the private and public sectors. He is known in the industry for his ability to focus on the critical details required and delivering exceptional results.

Jeffrey’s responsibilities include management, design, construction management/administration of transportation improvement projects. He is also a recognized expert in the design of sustainable storm water systems, including storm water capture and re-use; large scale dry wells; pervious pavement systems and bio-retention facilities. Recent notable projects include: Washington Park, the Cincinnati Zoo, Armleder Park, Oakley Station CSO Separation Design Build, and several sections of the Ohio River trail.

Having worked with qualified consultants throughout my career, IBI Group’s staff’s technical ability was only surpassed by their professionalism, patience, and persistence in helping us keep this project going through late changes requested by review agencies and utilities. Thanks to you and your staff this project is now ready for construction. The high-quality of plans provided by IBI Group and your bidding coordination and assistance, allowed ODOT and Metro Parks to select from eight qualified contractors with extremely comparable cost estimates.

Steve Studenmund
Strategic Planning & Land Acquisition Manager
Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District