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River Terminal Railroad Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: June 24, 2007
Cleveland: Cuyahoga County, Ohio: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
129.8 Feet (39.6 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
and 2 Approach Span(s)
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Corrigan, McKinney and Company apparently built this bridge
originally in 1913. In 1951, that company's successor, Republic Steel
Corporation needed to strengthen the bridge to allow heavier cars on it. These
alterations appear to have completely demolished the 1913 structure, since the
heavy built-up members on the truss are a style that was not around in 1913. It
is unclear if anything from the 1913 bridge remains. Regardless, the bridge is
an interesting bridge, and even when considered a 1951 structure, is worthy of
being considered historic.
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