This bridge has been abandoned for a long time. It crosses railroad tracks at elevation. At one time, this bridge was part of the steel industries that were once located here (and are documented by the above Historic American Engineering Record link). The approach has been removed at one end. The Historic Bridge Inventory made a mistake and thought this was the Erie Railroad Bridge. Not true, but an easy mistake to make. Only a couple spans of the Erie Railroad Bridge survive in the form of a couple plate girder spans near this bridge.
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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