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Pleasant Valley Road Bridge


Top of truss

Name plates at the top of the bridge

Photo taken by Sandor Gulyas

BH Photo #280081



The wrought iron Whipple through truss (double intersection Pratt through truss) was constructed in 1881 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. The one-lane crossing was bypassed in 1951 and rehabilitated in 1979.

The Pleasant Valley Drive Bridge was closed in 2001 and dismantled and refurbished in 2004. Fabricated replacement members were manufactured by the Ohio Bridge Corporation of high strength steel and all parts were zinc metalized. The bridge was reassembled on site in 2005 and 2006.


Through truss bridge over Chagrin River on Pleasant Valley Drive
Willoughby Hills, Lake County, Ohio
Restored and open to traffic
Built 1881 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1979, 2004-06
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Wrought iron,Whipple through truss
Span length: 163.0 ft.
Total length: 163.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58958, -81.40264   (decimal degrees)
41°35'22" N, 81°24'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/466440/4604287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mayfield Heights
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4352165 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
ODOT 4370554 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 10, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updated information from ODOT Bridge Preservation Nomination Form.
  • September 26, 2015: Updated by Luke: Image & info via Dave Darby
  • August 14, 2015: New photos from Janis Ford
  • March 22, 2014: New photos from Sandor Gulyas
  • April 2, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped
  • October 2, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: updated status



Chagrin River Bridge
Posted July 19, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

And they didn't have to replace it with a covered bridge!

Chagrin River Bridge
Posted July 19, 2012, by Wayne Grodkiewicz (wgrodkiewi [at] aol [dot] com)

Here are some shots I took of the Chagrin River Bridge on Pleasant Valley Rd. They have done a nice job of restoring this bridge on its original alignment. It's a very attractive setting as well.