Rating:
3 votes

OH8 High Level Bridge

Photos 

Picture of part of this large bridge

Photo taken by John Goold in September 2011

Enlarge

BH Photo #215755

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

Impressive High level bridge over Elizabeth Park and the little Cuyahoga River

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Little Cuyahoga River and Elizabeth Park Valley on Route 8
Location
Akron, Summit County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1953; rehabilitated 1987
Builders
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio (Contractor)
- Wilbur J. Watson & Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Design)
Design
Cantilevered steel deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 359.9 ft.
Total length: 1,583.1 ft.
Deck width: 80.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.08667, -81.50194   (decimal degrees)
41°05'12" N, 81°30'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/457841/4548499 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Akron West
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7700369 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 49749 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
116,150

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 22, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added category "Othmar H Ammann Award winner"
  • July 3, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Add photos and builders.
  • July 2, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrrected from arch to cantilever, per historic bridge inventory.
  • March 17, 2013: New photo from Paul Woodring
  • November 18, 2011: New photos from John Goold
  • October 6, 2011: New photo from John Goold
  • September 29, 2011: Added by John Goold

Sources 

Comments 

OH8 High Level Bridge
Posted April 29, 2016, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Anybody want to join me at the next public comment period in akron on the evening of May 10th, 2016

OH8 High Level Bridge
Posted July 15, 2015, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

ODOT has the artist depiction of the UCEBs and are hell bent on getting the funding to replace this bridge as early as 2020. I am declaring this bridge doomed.

OH8 High Level Bridge
Posted July 2, 2015, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is in danger.

OH8 High Level Bridge
Posted July 2, 2015, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)