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CCC&StL - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Description 

The Strauss heel trunnion bascule bridge was built before the Lorain Carnegie bridge built next to the bascule bridge.

This Strauss heel trunnion bascule bridge is the first bridge that had a cabin operator's house mounted on the counterweight bridge tower which has a two winged counterweight. The cabin has a machinery to operate the bascule bridge with the stairway present on the rear panel or counterweight bridge tower, Joseph B Strauss who designed bascule bridges strategizes different methods on movable bridges also throughout the years of specializing in drawbridges.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Columbus Cincinnatti & St Louis Railroad
Location
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1920 ; Removed 1988
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL)
- Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railway (CCC&I)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Warren through truss bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 175.0 ft.
Also called
CCC&StL- Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge
NYC - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge
PC - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge
Bridge #6
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48854, -81.69370   (decimal degrees)
41°29'19" N, 81°41'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/442091/4593223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory number
BH 57538 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 9, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • February 2, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 30, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 14, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • August 27, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 22, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 7, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 7, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 20, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 30, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 8, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • June 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 14, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • August 12, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

CCC&StL- Cuyahoga River Bridge
Posted May 2, 2015, by Douglas Butler

In my life time I was on the Lorain Carnegie bridge a lot and viewed this Strauss type bascule bridge and had a cabin mounted on the counterweight bridge tower 23 years or more ago before the bridge was taking down in 1988.