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NSR - Cuyahoga River Bridge

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Bridges of Metropolitan Cleveland

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #263438

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Description 

The bridge is removed however it's twin is still in place.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Newburg & South Shore Railroad
Location
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Demolished in 1994
History
Built 1906 Removed in 1994
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
- Newburg & South Shore Railroad (NSR)
Design
Rolling Lift Bridge
Dimensions
Span length: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47949, -81.67492   (decimal degrees)
41°28'46" N, 81°40'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/443651/4592207 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory number
BH 57649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 26, 2020: New photo from Clark Vance
  • January 25, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad"
  • September 22, 2019: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • September 19, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 11, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • January 23, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 29, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 12, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 9, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 17, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

NSR - Cuyahoga River Bridge
Posted January 25, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Two railroads (B&O, NKP in 1953) crossed paths just south of here and had separate bridges as they continued north/east. At some point during all the consolidation that took place in the last 50 years they probably decided it would be cheaper to share one bridge rather than maintain two.

NSR - Cuyahoga River Bridge
Posted January 25, 2020, by gary kosiba (garykosiba [at] gmail [dot] com)

Why was this bridge demolished in 1994?