Rating:
4 votes

Henderson Bridge

Photos 

Source: Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory

BH Photo #248027

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Black River Ship Channel on OH 611 in Lorain
Location
Lorain County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1989
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Cantilevered through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 390.1 ft.
Total length: 1,704.2 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Lofton Henderson Memorial Bridge (official name)
21st Street Bridge (original name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.45736, -82.16026   (decimal degrees)
41°27'27" N, 82°09'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/403097/4590180 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lorain
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
14,500
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4707443 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 69.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 9, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 4, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added ODOT photos and builder.
  • January 20, 2013: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • December 7, 2012: Updated by J.P.: corrected Location

Sources 

Comments 

Henderson Bridge
Posted March 23, 2013, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I wouldn't be surprised if they were spending the money to fund a program to explore replacing this bridge (i.e. 'seed money'). Hire bureaucrats who make promises to contractors who give money to politicians and then the new bridge project has a life of it's own. Watch them "like a hawk"! California got an unneeded $100 billion train line this way.

Henderson Bridge
Posted March 23, 2013, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just heard from ODOT, this is a repair project not a replacement project. This beautiful truss award winner isn't going anywhere.

Henderson Bridge
Posted March 19, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I strongly believe this is being misreported and is actual a repair project. It is questionable that you could even demolish this bridge for $3 million, let alone even think about building a new bridge.

Henderson Bridge
Posted March 19, 2013, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Can they replace a bridge this big for just $3,250,000

Henderson Bridge
Posted March 19, 2013, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have sent an email to the local newspaper alerting them to both the truss award and possible demolition. I think if word gets out there will be opposition in Lorain to demolition. This bridge is considered a beautiful landmark to many people in the community.