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North Coast Harbor Bridge


North Coast Harbor Bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2021

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #506075


The bridge plan option of a foot drawbridge has been selected a double leaf Dutch Style type and now constructed however this bridge according to the info will be constructed near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waterfront Voinovich Park. This bridge is a first Modern dutch style bascule bridge built in Cleveland, Ohio by the Ruhlin Company. This foot bridge is completed and open to pedestrian traffic. This Double Leaf Dutch Style Bascule Bridge is similar to the Minnesota Slip Foot Drawbridge at Duluth Minnesota crossing the Duluth Canal built in 1991.

North Coast Harbor Bridge 

Written by Douglas Butler

In December 15, 2021 a Foot Bridge is now open to traffic, its a double leaf Dutch Style Type Bascule Drawbridge constructed by the Ruhlin Company. Since Voinovich Bicentennial Park opened in 1988 there has been a missing piece connecting the Great Lakes Science Center to the park itself. On this day the link was completed. Outgoing Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson helped to cut the ribbon on this $12. 3 million pedestrian bridge completing the harbor loop. This is an ironic bridge, for an ironic city, on an ironic harbor, said NOACA Executive Director Grace Galucci whose organization helped provide some of the funding. Tt's bridge that was first proposed nearly two decades ago during the Jane Campbell administration. In fact, so long had this span been in the works that it had to be raised two feet to acommodate the rise in Lake Erie's water levels in that time. For Goodtime 111 owner Rick Fryon it's a welcome addition. We've been down here through all of the growing pains, said Fryan. And the future the posibilities are endless. And they look to come at a quicker pace. It was a year ago this week that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unveiled it's $100 million expansion. Groundbreaking is set for this summer on the project that will include room for the museum to grow and more. Our expansion is going to activate the lakefront even more, Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris told News 5 earlier this year. We're building things that aren't just for museum visitors they're for community activist and community activity. Also moving forward is the Haslam Sports Groups vision for a land bridge over the Shoreway. ODOT joining the city this summer in providing the $ 5 million to get the planning and engineering started. Not just a pedestrian bridge but a land bridge, said Jackson A land bridge that will be green space that encapsulate the freeway and the railroad tracks so that people can just traverse it like they traverse the malls. Credited by John Kosich.


Modern double leaf dutch Style bascule bridge over North Coast Harbor Lake Erie on Voinovich Park Walkway
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians only
This pedestrian drawbridge is open to pedestrian traffic .
- Creative Composites Group (CCG)
- Miguel Rosales of Guatemala
- Rosales + Partners of Boston, Massachusetts.
- Ruhlin Co. (Contractor)
Modern double dutch style bascule
Total length: 145.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50922, -81.69710   (decimal degrees)
41°30'33" N, 81°41'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/441825/4595522 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland North
Inventory number
BH 67813 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2022: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 20, 2022: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • January 22, 2022: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 10, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 5, 2021: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • July 18, 2021: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • July 5, 2021: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 30, 2021: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • May 29, 2021: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 5, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 28, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler



North Coast Harbor Bridge
Posted October 10, 2021, by Douglas Butler

The North Coast Harbor Foot Drawbridge is similar to the Duluth Minnesota's Minnesota Slip Foot Drawbridge which was constructed in 1991.

North Coast Harbor Bridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Luke

Because it was only installed this past year and maps nor "Google Photo Spheres" have been updated

North Coast Harbor Bridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Douglas Butler

This map is not showing the new double leaf Dutch type bridge being almost completed nor this street view yet there are pictures proving the existing new foot drawbridge. What is wrong with these maps and street views not showing the bridge?