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Craig Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Overview

A replacement cable-stayed bridge is seen under construction in the background.

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108359

Map 

Description 

The bascule bridge received an Honorable Mention for an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in Class IV in 1957 as the Craig Memorial Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Maumee River on State Route 65 (formerly I-280) in Toledo
Location
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956; I-280 rerouted to new adjacent high level bridge in 2007
Design
Bascule Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.66013, -83.51168   (decimal degrees)
41°39'36" N, 83°30'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/290877/4615089 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toledo
Inventory number
BH 27951 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

AISC Award Winner (20)
Bascule (1,038)
Built 1956 (307)
Built during 1950s (3,680)
Deck girder (5,073)
Girder (9,183)
Have street view (25,448)
Lucas County, Ohio (62)
Maumee River (27)
Movable (2,855)
Ohio (3,128)
Open (38,199)
Owned by state (15,162)
Plate girder (6,992)
Toledo, Ohio (46)

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 22, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • October 16, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • July 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coords
  • November 6, 2006: Posted photo from Jonathan Maxwell

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Chris Light - CJKADJ [at] juno [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Craig Memorial Bridge
Posted April 7, 2009, by Todd Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Currently, the city of Toledo is converting this bridge from an interstate hwy bridge into a local street crossing. Workmen are filling the former I-280 "trenches" and making streets and parkland at both ends of the bridge. The Veterans Memorial Glass City Skyway is an iconic structure. I drove across the bridge in March. It is impressive.

Veterans' Glass City Skyway
Posted November 8, 2007, by Chris Light (cjkadj [at] juno [dot] com)

Veterans' Glass City Skyway replaces the Craig Memorial Bridge as the crossing of I-280 over the Maumee River. It's not yet an historic bridge, beyond ODOT's claim that "single project ever undertaken by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)!" Begun in April 1999, it opened to traffic in 2007.

GPS: 41.660569,-83.511779

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.