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B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464

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B&O Cuyahoga River Railroad Bridge #464

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Scherzer bascule bridge

Explaining the history of the Scherzer rolling lift bridge

Douglas Butler

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Description 

This bridge locates near Willow Avenue by Elm Avenue.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Cuyahoga River
Location
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1907
Builders
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Fabricator)
- Pittsburgh Construction Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Erector)
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Design)
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
Design
Through truss bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.49823, -81.70837   (decimal degrees)
41°29'54" N, 81°42'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/440875/4594309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory number
BH 57589 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 11, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • February 28, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 7, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 11, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • May 23, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 22, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 4, 2016: New video from Douglas Butler
  • December 29, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 27, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 13, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • August 5, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • August 4, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • July 13, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 8, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 13, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 8, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 11, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 14, 2013: Updated by Don Morrison: Set map coordinates
  • August 14, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464
Posted August 5, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Nathan:

I was at the Sligo Bridge on 5 November 2014. The remains of a tropical system were colliding with the Appalachians, making for a real soggy mess.

I was driving across the country to visit family at the time, so I did not have a lot of time to document bridges, but I was able to visit several that were doomed.

I made it to the Big White River Bridge at Clarendon, Arkansas; The Prince Bridge in Fayette/Raleigh Counties in West Virginia; the Benton McMillan Bridge in Smith County, Tennessee, just north of the Sligo Bridge; the Ironton-Russell Bridge; the Charles Thompson Bridge in Hickman County, Tennessee, and the Tallahatchie MS. 7 Bridge in Lafayette County, Mississippi.

Robert

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464
Posted August 5, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Robert... let me guess, you went by Sligo bridge a day or two after I was there? I know it rained in this region after the beautiful day I was there. It was a memorable trip for me weatherwise, because over the course of a few days, I kept working my way south, and by doing so I stayed ahead of a cold front that was bringing rain and cold.

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464
Posted August 5, 2015, by Robert Elder

Looks like a rolling bridge does gather moss...

I did not recognize the photo either as I have not yet visited this bridge on Nathan's Site.

By the way, Nathan I think you and I missed each other by just a couple days at the Sligo Bridge in Tennessee last year. I did not stop for photos due to torrential rain.

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464
Posted August 4, 2015, by Anonymous

Nathan,

Have been on your site many times and will continue to enjoy it. It is wonderful work you have done. Both on your site and this one.

Royce

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464
Posted August 4, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Royce and Bobette:

Thank you for complimenting my photo! I am glad you made this comment, as this might have slipped my notice otherwise. You probably didn't know it was my photo, since it would appear that DOUGLAS BUTLER has posted this copyrighted, all rights reserved intellectual property of HistoricBridges.org on BridgeHunter.com, BOTH without permission and without photo credit of any kind. I would request that DOUGLAS BUTLER remove my photo immediately.

Royce and Bobette, I greatly enjoy your genuine, legitimate contributions (both photographs and forum comments) to BridgeHunter, and I encourage you to visit HistoricBridges.org to see more of my photos in their original habitat!

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464
Posted August 4, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Love photo #22

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464
Posted May 6, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

so both of the bridges do face each other and I take it they are close to each other?still it would be nice to maybe take a look at both of them.

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464
Posted May 5, 2015, by Douglas Butler

Yes and notice these two abandoned bridges facing each other, the B&O #464 bridge is near the main street bridge the arch truss bridge between the two vertical lift bridges, Willow Avenue and the Iron Curtain Conrail bridge on Elm Street and Whiskey Island while the B&O #463 bridge near the Detroit Superior bridge next to the red swing bridge (Center Street) of Riverbed.

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No # 464
Posted May 5, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

doug,when looking at this bridge it almost looks like you are looking at bridge#463.weird isn't it?

B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge No 464
Posted May 4, 2015, by Douglas Butler

Also this Scherzer Rolling lift bascule bridge is kept in the raised position, however no fence is around it and is good to view as well.