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Olde 8 Road Bridge

Olde 8 Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 15, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Olde 8 Road Over I-80 (Ohio Turnpike)
Location
Boston Heights: Summit County, Ohio: United States
Structure Type
Metal Solid Ribbed Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1954 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1990
Main Span Length
216 Feet (65.84 Meters)
Structure Length
288 Feet (87.78 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
7729693

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The Ohio Turnpike is a rather boring highway both in terms of bridge design and scenery, however the cut through the impressive Cuyahoga River valley is a break from the monotony. The unusual topography (compared to the rest of the Ohio Turnpike) resulted in this unusual overpass that soars high above the turnpike, while the turnpike is cut through the rock of the valley as it descends/ascends from the river valley. The cut required a long span overpass, but the height of the overpass roadway above the turnpike would have required very tall and expensive piers. As such, the arch bridge allowed for construction of single long span to eliminate piers. The steel deck arch is also able to take advantage of the rock in the cut, with its skewbacks mounted on the solid rock. In addition to the interesting design of the bridge, it is also an older overpass with a 1954 construction date. As such, the bridge is of riveted construction, adding to its historic value.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
41.258190,-81.509930

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