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NS - Rocky River Bridge

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Photo From Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory

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BH Photo #203952

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Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Rocky River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Location
Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909
Builder
- Schillinger Bros. Co. of Columbus, Ohio
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 133.9 ft.
Total length: 279.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
NYC - Rocky River Bridge
LS&MS - Rocky River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.37619, -81.86481   (decimal degrees)
41°22'34" N, 81°51'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/427683/4580879 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lakewood
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1840053 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27440 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
8,947

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • August 5, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added photograph
  • November 15, 2011: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped.
  • July 11, 2011: New photos from Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Conrail Bridge
Posted December 3, 2012, by Nathan Holth

If you look at the aerial images in Google, there are actually three old RR bridges here.

Conrail Bridge
Posted December 3, 2012, by Anonymous

Is that another bridge in the archway of the second photo?

Conrail Bridge
Posted October 2, 2012, by julie (jujy54 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I grew up on Barrett Road. as kids, we knew how to get inside those little arches; the top one was so small you could not stand up straight. It was exciting. Story goes that the cyclone fencing went up after some guy fell off the bridge taking a shortcut home after drinking too much. I' m just glad we cot to explore it before then. Lots of graffiti, some filthy, some hilarious, and some both.