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Inner Belt Bridge (1959)


Cleveland State University Library Photograph Collection

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in October 2017


BH Photo #404177

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Lost Deck truss bridge over Cuyahoga River and local streets on I-90
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Demolished to make way for newest eastbound bridge
Built 1959, newer westbound bridge built alongside the eastbound span in 2013, old bridge demolished in 2014 after traffic was rerouted onto new westbound bridge
Pratt deck truss bridge with riveted connections
Length of largest span: 400.0 ft.
Total length: 5,078.3 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Deck width: 109.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48333, -81.69139   (decimal degrees)
41°28'60" N, 81°41'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/442279/4592644 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1809393 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 61684 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 8, 2022: Essay added by Brandon Cooper
  • September 22, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 5, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 13, 2014: New Street View added by Don Morrison
  • July 12, 2014: New Street View added by Don Morrison
  • July 12, 2014: Added by Jason Smith

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Inner Belt Bridge (1959)
Posted July 14, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Actually manual removal of two spans had been completed already. They just blew up the remaining spans.

Inner Belt Bridge (1959)
Posted July 12, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Bridge being replaced in sections. More here: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/07/facts_about...