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CSX - Short Line Bridge

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CSX - Short Line Bridge

looking southeast

Photo taken by Wheeling West End

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Description 

This railroad bridge is a massive structure consisting of from 5,000 to 6,750 tons of steel and soaring 163 feet above the Cuyahoga River. It consists of 15 truss and girder spans, including a 180' span over the Cuyahoga River, a 114' span over the B&O railroad line on the west, and a 100' span over the Ohio and Erie Canal.

Facts 

Overview
Warren deck truss with sub-panels bridge over Cuyahoga River on CSX Railroad
Location
Cuyahoga Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907 by the American Bridge Co.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Warren deck truss with sub-panels
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.0 ft.
Total length: 1,921.0 ft.
Also called
Conrail - Cuyahoga River Viaduct
NYC - Marcy Trestle
CSX - Cuyahoga River Viaduct
PC - Cuyahoga River Viaduct
Conrail - Marcy Trestle
Conrail - Short Line Bridge
PC - Marcy Trestle
PC - Short Line Bridge
NYC - Short Line Bridge
CSX - Marcy Trestle
NYC - Cuyahoga River Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.42688, -81.66572   (decimal degrees)
41°25'37" N, 81°39'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/444374/4586359 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cleveland South
Inventory number
BH 72817 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Corrected builder
  • March 22, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 22, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Comments 

CSX - Short Line Bridge
Posted September 15, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Done.

CSX - Short Line Bridge
Posted September 15, 2022, by Luke

The source was Industrial Magazine, which was, prior to this reply, linked to in the sources section below.

Update the entry with the correct information

CSX - Short Line Bridge
Posted September 15, 2022, by Paul Plassman

What is the source for this bridge being built by King? According to this Google Book link, it was constructed by the American Bridge Co. instead.

Ideal Power, July 1908, page 93, https://www.google.com/books/edition/Ideal_Power/5A47AQAAMAA...

CSX - Short Line Bridge
Posted August 1, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I think the grey and blue bridges might be relocated bridges, but I wouldn't know to begin looking for those original locations.

CSX - Short Line Bridge
Posted August 1, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Nathan has some close up photos on his website and it does indeed look historic.

https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/photosviewer.php...

CSX - Short Line Bridge
Posted August 1, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

The bridge carrying the pipeline also looks it could be historic, but I'm not entirely sure from the aerials on it other than it appears to be a Pratt truss design.