This bridge was fabricated by the King Bridge Company. The Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company was the engineering company that designed the bridge. The Pittsburgh Construction Company erected the structure. This bridge was the longest Scherzer Rolling Lift when built, and thus is historically significant as a major engineering achievement when it was completed. In addition, the bridge is significant simply because it is a documented example of the patented design that the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company aggressively maintained its rights to. The bridge is also among the oldest of Cleveland's railroad bridges. Finally, the bridge's fabricator was a local company that had been one of the most important bridge companies that was nationally prolific in the late 1800s, the King Bridge Company, which was located in Cleveland. For all of these reasons, this bridge is a very significant structure. Fortunately, the city of Cleveland has recognized the importance of this structures in terms of beauty and history. Although no repair work has been done, this bridge has been allowed to stand in its open position for its heritage value, and it is also lit up at night to add to the aesthetic qualities of the bridge.
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