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Columbus Road Bridge


Columbus Road Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in July 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)


BH Photo #267723


Street Views 


Columbus road bridge

Just repaired and painted

Douglas Butler

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This bridge is completed while the old lift span was removed and the new lift span was installed and painted.


Vertical lift bridge on Columbus Road (CR 356) in Cleveland
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Much of this bridge's superstructure is to be demolished and replaced starting late May 2013. These extent of these alterations will render the bridge non-historic even if some original parts remain.
Built 1940 by the Public Works Administration
- Public Works Administration
Vertical lift Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 242.1 ft.
Total length: 358.9 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48836, -81.70048   (decimal degrees)
41°29'18" N, 81°42'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/441525/4593208 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1833758 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27439 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • July 29, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 15, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 5, 2016: New video from Douglas Butler
  • December 29, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 19, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 5, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 17, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • May 4, 2015: Updated by Douglas Butler: New lift span installed and painted green in 2015
  • February 10, 2015: HAER photos posted by James Baughn
  • November 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 5, 2013: Updated by C Hanchey: Added categories "HAER documented", "Ohio Department of Transportation Historic Bridge List "
  • August 15, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 30, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Most of this bridge to be demolished and replaced.
  • September 22, 2012: Updated by C Hanchey: updated location
  • October 14, 2010: Updated by D. Thomsen: Added Cuyahoga River
  • January 3, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger

Related Bridges 


  • Bill Eichelberger
  • D. Thomsen - dcthomsen [at] comcast [dot] net
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
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  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER OH-55 - Columbus Road Lift Bridge, Spanning Cuyahoga River at Columbus Road, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH
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