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Cherry Street Bridge

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Main span

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Maumee River on Cherry Street in Toledo
Location
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1968 and 2006
Builder
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Chief Engineer, Adapted Plans By Others)
Design
Bascule Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 204.1 ft.
Total length: 1,199.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65237, -83.52708   (decimal degrees)
41°39'09" N, 83°31'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/289569/4614265 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toledo
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4860004 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27949 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
30,725

Categories 

Bascule (823)
Built 1914 (592)
Built during 1910s (7,220)
Deck girder (2,601)
Girder (4,629)
Have street view (14,889)
Lucas County, Ohio (40)
Maumee River (18)
Movable (1,854)
NR-eligible (3,810)
Navigable waterway (1,669)
Ohio (2,490)
Open (30,622)
Plate girder (3,358)
Ralph Modjeski (40)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,562)
Toledo, Ohio (30)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,310)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Ralph Modjeski as Engineer.
  • November 30, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • February 22, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • October 16, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • October 16, 2006: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell

Sources 

  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Cherry Street Bridge
Posted June 5, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It should be noted that the bascule span (the main span) of this bridge was demolished and replaced. You can see this in progress in the Street View and see the before in Jonathan Maxwell's photos, and the after in Jason Smith's photos. The concrete arch approach spans are original however. This is very strange since concrete has traditionally been more problematic to repair than steel. Its also very disappointing. The replacement bascule leaves are ugly. No rivets, no ribs, just a plain flat arched wall of metal.

Cherry Street Bridge
Posted November 1, 2009, by Todd aka "bridgebuilder" (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

The correct name for this bridge is the "Martin Luther King Bridge"...