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Inner Belt Bridge (1959)

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Cleveland State University Library Photograph Collection

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in October 2017

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BH Photo #404177

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Cuyahoga River and local streets on I-90
Location
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Demolished to make way for newest eastbound bridge
History
Built 1959, newer westbound bridge built alongside the eastbound span in 2013, old bridge demolished in 2014 after traffic was rerouted onto new westbound bridge
Design
Pratt deck truss bridge with riveted connections
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 400.0 ft.
Total length: 5,078.3 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Deck width: 109.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48333, -81.69139   (decimal degrees)
41°28'60" N, 81°41'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/442279/4592644 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1809393 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 61684 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010 39035)
132,090

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 13, 2014: New Street View added by Don Morrison
  • July 12, 2014: New Street View added by Don Morrison
  • July 12, 2014: Added by Jason Smith

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Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Don Morrison
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Inner Belt Bridge (1959)
Posted July 14, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Jason,

Actually manual removal of two spans had been completed already. They just blew up the remaining spans.

Inner Belt Bridge (1959)
Posted July 12, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Bridge being replaced in sections. More here: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/07/facts_about...