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Ohio Turnpike - Cuyahoga River Bridge

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Description 

Bridges are 175 feet above the Cuyahoga River and replace a pair of steel deck trusses that were imploded in 2001 and 2003.

Facts 

Overview
High level concrete stringer bridge over Cuyahoga River, Riverview Road, & Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RR on I-80 (Ohio Turnpike)
Location
Summit County, Ohio
Status
Open to six lanes of traffic, three per bridge
History
Built 1999-2003 by HNTB; Eastbound bridge opened to traffic October 12, 2001; westbound bridge opened to traffic September 8, 2003
Builder
- Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff Corporation of Kansas City, Kansas
Railroad
- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR)
Design
Massive pair of 18-span concrete stringer bridges
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 2,664.2 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.25586, -81.55587   (decimal degrees)
41°15'21" N, 81°33'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/453431/4567309 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
47,268
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7729642 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 94851 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 27, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

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Comments 

Ohio Turnpike - Cuyahoga River Bridge
Posted October 28, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Not sure of the value of adding this replacement slab of concrete. Its a fitting centerpiece to one of the most boring highways ever constructed. This is (or was considering the bridge) the only spot on the entire Ohio Turnpike that is slightly scenic. The rest of the drive is spent watching the gaps in the center barrier for (plentiful) cops, and reducing speed for "work zones" with reduced speed limits and barrels in the lane for 20 miles with absolutely zero workers or work being done, unless its the rare section being overlaid with asphalt for the millionth time (the only thing they ever do which is why its constantly being repaired).