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Chessie - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Southerly Wastewater Treatment Facility Spur)

Photos 

Cuyahoga River Facing NW

Lots of rain helped spur a swift river

Photo taken by Geoffrey Moreland

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BH Photo #411148

Map 

Description 

This bridge was bypassed, and the switch was removed sometime in 2013. There is no specific access point and is hidden lost in the weeds that surround the Cuyahoga River. Upon further inspection up close, it is evident that the bridge is suffering serious corrosion issues and may not ever be used again. The bridge is painted in a standard DOT Green. Upon further inspection of the deck, it is determined that some attempted repairs were made to the wooden decking, and current conditions have deteriorated.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Through Truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Chessie System
Location
Valley View, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Bridge is abandoned and left in place.
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Chessie System
Design
Through Truss
Also called
B&O - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Southerly Wastewater Treatment Facility Spur)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.41835, -81.64803   (decimal degrees)
41°25'06" N, 81°38'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/445845/4585401 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory number
BH 71301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,061)
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (287)
Chessie System (96)
Cuyahoga County, Ohio (172)
Cuyahoga River (47)
Ohio (3,004)
Pratt through truss (4,645)
Pratt truss (8,102)
Preserved (1,075)
Railroad (13,307)
Through truss (13,008)
Truss (29,658)
Valley View, Ohio (3)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2017: Updated by Geoffrey Moreland: Photos/Description Update/Typos
  • March 11, 2016: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Geoffrey Moreland