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RT - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Cleveland works rail bridge

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Description 

The bascule bridge is next to an abandoned lift bridge of a Wheeling & Lake Erie railroad near ISG former LTV Steel mill on Clark Avenue. Used also by the ISG Cleveland Works Railroad.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Works Railroad
Location
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Still in heavy use
History
Built 1913
Builders
- Corrigan, McKinney & Co.
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- ISG Cleveland Works Railway (CWRO)
- River Terminal Railway (RT)
- Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (WLE)
Design
Warren through truss Scherzer Rolling lift bridge
Dimensions
Total length: 148.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47064, -81.66894   (decimal degrees)
41°28'14" N, 81°40'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/444143/4591221 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory number
BH 57539 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 22, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 28, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 9, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 19, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 20, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • January 29, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 22, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 4, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 29, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 6, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • December 5, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 27, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 16, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 6, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 17, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 5, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • August 5, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 4, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 18, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 29, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 29, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 8, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 3, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 15, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 21, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 14, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • June 9, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 29, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "ISG Cleveland Works Railway", "Piedmont & Northern Railway", "Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad", "Railroad", "Cuyahoga River", "Navigable waterway"
  • August 12, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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RT - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge
Posted August 5, 2015, by Anonymous

Image 29 is property of Coal Camp USA

http://www.coalcampusa.com/rustbelt/oh/oh5.htm

Images 29 and 30 are copyrighted property of Inland Mariners

http://www.inlandmariners.com/Mariners_06/im_recent_republic...

Image 31 is property of Joel Sternfeld

http://www.berk-edu.com/RESEARCH/joelSternfeld/pages/cuyahog...

The main page of the website also explicitly states that "This site is for the sole use of students of Tyler School of Art at Temple University."