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LS&MS - Iron Curtain Bridge (Older)

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builder's photo

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #486641

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Description 

This is the first Whipple through truss railroad swing bridge built in 1867, then replaced years later with a second swing bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on LS & MS RR
Location
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1867
Builder
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
Design
24 panel, center pivot swing, vertical endpost, Keystone Column, Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 308.0 ft.
Total length: 308.0 ft.
Also called
Cleveland & Toledo - Iron Curtain Bridge
First Iron Curtain Railroad Bridge
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern RR Cuyahoga River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.49982, -81.70947   (decimal degrees)
41°29'59" N, 81°42'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/440785/4594487 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91364 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 7, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • December 6, 2020: New photos from Art Suckewer

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Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

LS&MS - Iron Curtain Bridge
Posted December 7, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks Douglas,

I'll see if I an find more images so you can produce an accurate sketch. I'll be curious to see how you interpret the details of the keystone columns and decorative trim.

Regards,

Art S.

Cleveland & Toledo RR Cuyahoga River Bridge (Older)
Posted December 7, 2020, by Douglas Butler

A Good find Art!!!!!