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West 3rd Street Bridge (1940)



Photo taken by Jann Mayer in September 2019

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #456765


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Douglas Butler

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West 3rd Street Vertical Lift Bridge

Geoffrey Moreland

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Vertical lift through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on W. 3rd Street in Cleveland
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1940 by the Public Works Administration
- Public Works Administration
Vertical lift Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 225.1 ft.
Total length: 285.1 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48816, -81.68569   (decimal degrees)
41°29'17" N, 81°41'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/442760/4593176 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1869728 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27488 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 85.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2019: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • December 15, 2017: New video from Geoffrey Moreland
  • September 4, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Public Works Administration"
  • February 7, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 5, 2016: New video from Douglas Butler
  • January 4, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 30, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 5, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • August 4, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 16, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • October 5, 2013: Updated by C Hanchey: Added category "Ohio Department of Transportation Historic Bridge List "
  • October 5, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler

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West 3rd Street Bridge
Posted August 5, 2015, by Anonymous

Images 6 &7 are copyrighted property of Inland Mariners


West 3rd Street Bridge
Posted March 13, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sorry Carol... but "we" are not "them".

I do hope they get your bridge open soon however!

West 3rd Street Bridge
Posted March 13, 2012, by Carol (corky947 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

When will this bridge be opened again? It was supposed to open in January 2012. Do you not have enough workers? I've contacted Tremont West, Cimperman and he contacted you. What's going on? We need our bridge.