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WLE - Rocky River Viaduct

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BH Photo #439182

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Description 

The "Rocky River Viaduct", originally named The Northern Ohio Viaduct, was constructed in 1890. In 1926, the American Bridge Company rehabilitated the bridge, replacing the supports and deck, converting the bridge from narrow gauge to standard gauge. The bridge is currently owned by the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway. The bridge is reportedly used 1-3x a day for train traffic.

Length is an estimate.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Rocky River on W&LE Medina Branch Railroad, AC&Y Medina Loop
Location
Medina, Medina County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926 replacing an 1890 bridge
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad (ACY)
- Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (1990) (WLE)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 848.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Also called
Chippewa Ditch Bridge
W&LE Train Bridge
A,C&Y Bridge
River Styx Train Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.11736, -81.81349   (decimal degrees)
41°07'02" N, 81°48'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/431705/4552103 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seville
Elevation
750 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 67526 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 13, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Corrected length from 7,200' to 848'
  • December 6, 2018: New Street View added by Jeff Wieland
  • December 6, 2018: New photos from Geoffrey Moreland
  • May 10, 2015: Added by Geoffrey Moreland

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Truss & Rivets
  • Jeff Wieland
  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

WLE - Rocky River Viaduct
Posted October 13, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Thanks!

WLE - Rocky River Viaduct
Posted October 13, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Paul,

Done.

WLE - Rocky River Viaduct
Posted October 13, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Nathan-

I created a new page for this bridge's 1890 predecessor and re-uploaded photo #1 to it. Can you please delete #1 from this page?

Thanks,

Paul

Rocky River Viaduct
Posted August 29, 2015, by Bob Dole

Awesome cheese kid

Rocky River Viaduct
Posted May 25, 2015, by 2Trainz

U cannot steer a train dumbass