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Fitzwater Road Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108170

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over the Cuyahoga River on Fitzwater Road (a service road) within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Location
Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1922 by the King Bridge Co.
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35674, -81.59768   (decimal degrees)
41°21'24" N, 81°35'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/450006/4578532 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Northfield
Inventory number
BH 27479 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2015: New photos from Janis Ford
  • January 10, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added road name and gps coordinates
  • August 20, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell

Sources 

  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Janis Ford

Comments 

Fitzwater Road Bridge
Posted February 9, 2012, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

To be honest with you I think ODOT is just as bad if not worse then Penndot. They just got all the good bridges torn down in the 1980s. I can name off the top of my head at least 20 bridges near the Washington County area in Ohio that got demolished.

Fitzwater Road Bridge
Posted February 5, 2012, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Since the bridge is gone, I'll post my photos from 1/21/07.

Fitzwater Road Bridge
Posted October 22, 2011, by J.P.

Shakes Head

Fitzwater Road Bridge
Posted October 21, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

If I remember correctly, 1922 is the year that the King Bridge Company ceased operations. If that is the case then this would have been one of their last contracts. It is rather ridiculous that this unique span wasn't at least saved for pedestrians...in a park nonetheless!