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Charles Berry Bridge


Black River US 6 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in July 2012

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)


BH Photo #241145


Street View 


Bascule bridge over Black River on US 6 in Lorain
Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1940; rehabilitated 1988
Length of largest span: 330.1 ft.
Total length: 1,053.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Erie Avenue Bascule Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.46991, -82.17559   (decimal degrees)
41°28'12" N, 82°10'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/401835/4591590 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4700813 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Bascule (1,071)
Built 1940 (1,078)
Built during 1940s (4,111)
Have street view (27,123)
Lorain County, Ohio (91)
Lorain, Ohio (17)
Movable (3,001)
NR-eligible (4,059)
Navigable waterway (2,155)
Ohio (3,438)
Open (40,041)
Owned by state (16,097)
Select (530)
Span length 250-500 feet (1,196)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,891)
US 6 (125)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2020: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • April 17, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Charles Berry Bridge is more common name
  • January 4, 2019: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 16, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 9, 2018: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 3, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 2, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden

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Erie Avenue Bridge
Posted January 4, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Linda THANKS for sharing ,posted to main body credited to you per your wishes

Erie Avenue Bridge in Lorain
Posted January 4, 2019, by Linda S. Seabold (lseabold [at] aol [dot] com)

FYI -- This bridge is currently being renovated. Work has been going on since summer 2018. The roadbed was torn up and repaved with concrete. Then for the past several months they have been working underneath the bridge. The bridge remained open throughout. I love this bridge and have hundreds of photos of it. I walk out my front door and see it. If you ever need any please contact me. I'm attaching a few. If you use, please credit me.

Erie Avenue Bridge
Posted December 4, 2018, by Anonymous

They rehabbed this bridge about 10 years ago, local news may have info, chroniclet.com