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Clark Avenue Bridge

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Clark Avenue Bridge

Clark Avenue Bridge demolished but abutments

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2014

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BH Photo #341239

Description 

The steel work for this bridge was 5,992 feet long. It was the longest bridge built in Cleveland prior to the erection of the Main Avenue Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Clark Avenue
Location
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Removed
History
Built 1912; Removed 1985
Design
Camelback through truss over Cuyahoga River with extensive approaches, including deck trusses, deck plate girder trestles, and 7 pony truss spans over the railroad yard on the west end
Dimensions
Total length: 6,687.0 ft. (1.3 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.47038, -81.66892   (decimal degrees)
41°28'13" N, 81°40'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/444144/4591191 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory number
BH 69956 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1912 (870)
Built during 1910s (9,971)
Camelback truss (414)
Cleveland, Ohio (126)
Cuyahoga County, Ohio (222)
Cuyahoga River (66)
Deck girder (6,305)
Girder (11,173)
Lost (28,514)
Lost 1985 (155)
Lost during 1980s (1,533)
Ohio (4,195)
Over a mile long (311)
Plate girder (8,728)
Through truss (16,803)
Total length over 2500 feet (951)
Truss (35,485)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added postcard and design details
  • September 22, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed from a Pratt to a Camelback truss
  • September 22, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 14, 2015: Updated by Luke: EPA imagery + info.
  • November 13, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 12, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler