|Bridge Name||Facility Carried / Feature Intersected||Location||Structure Type||Construction Date and Builder/Engineer|
Abandoned Erie Railroad Bridge
||Railroad (Abandoned Erie Railroad) Over Railroad (Norfolk Southern)||Cleveland: Cuyahoga County, Ohio||Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed||By Builder/Contractor: Unknown|
|Main Span Length||Main Spans||NBI Number|
|140 Feet (42.7 Meters)||1||18XXXX1|
This bridge has been abandoned for a long time. It crosses railroad tracks at elevation, and once crossed the Cuyahoga River. At one time, there would have been a series of approach spans and a main span over the Cuyahoga River. Today all but this approach truss span is removed, and the bridge essentially ends at the west end, leaving a drop-off. The area west of the bridge is a gravel storage area today. East of the bridge is an overgrown area and a newer utility building.
Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory
The bridge was part of the Erie RR's line to waterfront (line that used brick arch bridges in the Flats). The river span was removed after it was hit by a freighter. The bridge is on the east side of the river. All track and other spans have been removed.
The one span, approximately 140'-long, warren with verticals thru truss bridge is traditionally composed. It is supported on concrete substructure units.
Appears to have integrity.
Summary of Significance
The bridge is remaining span of the Erie RR's viaduct over the river and B & O RR on the east side. Dated stylistically to ca. 1910, the bridge is not technologically significant. It is traditionally composed. It has lost its historic context. The Erie was one of the 3 major components of Conrail.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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