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Lower Gorge Bridge

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Lower Gorge Bridge

Postcard shows Lower Gorge Bridge and behind it the NOTL Trolley bridge(Upper Gorge Bridge).

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #511570

Description 

Originally built as an open (possibly a deck truss span) in 1895 by the Akron Traction Company. At some point in time it became a road bridge and was replaced by a Pratt through truss with approaches. This bridge carried Southbound traffic on what was then State Road 59. A new bridge was completed in 1981 at this location that carried both directions of traffic. This came after the Upper (Northbound) Bridge was abruptly closed in 1979.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Southbound State Road 59
Location
Summit County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by new bridge
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
Old Southbound SR-59 Bridge
Front Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.11822, -81.49349   (decimal degrees)
41°07'06" N, 81°29'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/458570/4551998 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91298 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Lost (28,464)
Lost 1981 (104)
Lost during 1980s (1,532)
Ohio (4,188)
Owned by county (21,607)
Pratt through truss (6,056)
Pratt truss (10,296)
Replaced by new bridge (19,357)
Summit County, Ohio (37)
Through truss (16,775)
Truss (35,451)

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 28, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

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