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Central Viaduct (Older)

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Inner Belt Central Bridge Viaduct (Old)

Swing span bridge replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #284602

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Description 

This old swing bridge replaced a fixed truss span then later in 1959 replaced a deck cantilever truss bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Inner Belt Expressway
Location
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1888; Swing span removed and replaced 1912
Railroad
- Streetcar
Design
Pratt deck truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48574, -81.69065   (decimal degrees)
41°29'09" N, 81°41'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/442343/4592911 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory number
BH 61152 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,180)
Arch (11,200)
Built 1888 (181)
Built during 1880s (1,642)
Cleveland, Ohio (103)
Cuyahoga County, Ohio (172)
Cuyahoga River (47)
Deck arch (10,439)
Deck truss (1,510)
Lost (18,696)
Lost 1912 (25)
Lost during 1910s (334)
Movable (2,705)
Navigable waterway (1,998)
Ohio (2,918)
Pin-connected (3,225)
Pratt deck truss (304)
Pratt through truss (4,595)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Rail-and-Road (314)
Railroad (13,095)
Replaced by new bridge (12,394)
Stone arch (2,651)
Streetcar (214)
Swing (1,248)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,445)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 11, 2016: New photo from Frank Hicks
  • December 30, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 10, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added real image
  • June 1, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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