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OH-82 Chippewa Creek Bridge

OH-82 Chippewa Creek Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 24, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Chippewa Road (OH-82) Over Chippewa Creek
Location
Brecksville: Cuyahoga County, Ohio: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: D. H. Overman and Ohio State Highway Department
Rehabilitation Date
1997
Main Span Length
70.0 Feet (21.3 Meters)
Structure Length
73.2 Feet (22.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
36 Feet (10.97 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
1807269

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge was designed as a stone faced concrete arch bridge to blend in with its scenic setting. 

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Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory

Setting/Context

The bridge carries a 2-lane state highway over a stream in a mixed use setting in Brecksville. The commercial center of the town is to the west, and the south side of the bridge is in Metroparks Brecksville Reservation. The bridge is at the entrance to the park.

Physical Description

The 1 span reinforced concrete arch bridge is finished with a rusticated, random ashlar sandstone veneer to the spandrel walls and crenellated parapets, which are accented with refuges. The arch is articulated with staggered voussoirs. The bridge is well proportioned and appears complete save for a massive toe wall placed on the east side.

Integrity

The large toe wall has been added at the stream on the east side. It is not in keeping with the styling of the bridge.

Summary of Significance

The handsome reinforced-concrete arch bridge with stone veneer was designed by D. H. Overman, the state bridge bureau's principal design engineer who was noted for his well-executed and proportioned arch designs. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1997 without adverse effect. The eligible recommendation of the prior inventory remains appropriate.

Justification

The bridge is representative of the fine aesthetic designs produced by the state highway department's bridge division in the 1930s for sensitive settings. There are over 12 examples of the type and design in the state.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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