EL - Cuyahoga River Bridge
EL - Cuyahoga River
Cleveland State University Library Collection
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2015
BH Photo #374817
According to the Bridges of Metropolitan Cleveland , The Erie Railroad Bridge a Jackknife is currently on the river replacement program. This crossing of the river is also one of the earliest dating from 1850. The present bridge replaced an older swing bridge the, east pier of which is still in use. The bridge collapsed in the 1900's as a result of a train wreck. The present bridge is to be replaced by a single track lift bridge, but the current bankrupt Erie railroad now in the hands of Conrail and the closing of the Erie ore dock make the replacement uncertain.
This is a mystery bridge I ran across this photo in a book Prize bridges, this bridge is not mistaking from a Iron Curtain railroad bridge near Lake Erie that did had 11 lift bridges of 6 railroad lift bridges and 5 motor lift bridges, today is 10 lift bridges. According to the construction of this bridge price is 4,300,000.
- Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Erie Lackawanna Railroad
- Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
- Never Built
- Planned, but never built
- - Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Warren through truss vertical lift
Length of largest span: 98.0 ft.
Total length: 324.0 ft.
Deck width: 66.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 2,300.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
- Skew angle
- 99 degrees
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.48698, -81.67967 (decimal degrees)
41°29'13" N, 81°40'47" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/443261/4593041 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Cleveland South
- Inventory number
- BH 74974 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 30, 2016: Added by Douglas Butler