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Euclid Avenue Railroad Overpass

55th Street Railroad Overpass

Euclid Avenue Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 7, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Conrail) Over Euclid Avenue and 55th Street
Location
Cleveland: Cuyahoga County, Ohio: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1914 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
5 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge was originally designed with rare cast iron ornamentation. This included cast iron coping on the top of the plate girders, and encasing the steel bents in decorative cast iron columns. Today, literally every single bit of this cast iron is gone with the exception of one single column. It is a mystery how this one lonely column has managed to keep its encasement while everything else is gone. Sadly, even this single column is in a state of disrepair, with the upper collar of the column partially fallen off. If Cleveland wanted to restore this bridge to its original beauty (sadly, this is unlikely), the single column could be used as a pattern to produce replicas to re-encase the remaining columns.

A historical article from 1915 discussed this bridge, calling it a new bridge. Therefore it is assumed the bridge was built ca. 1914-1915.

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