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Carter Road Lift Bridge, Spanning Cuyahoga River at Carter Road, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH



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Location
Spanning Cuyahoga River at Carter Road, Cleveland, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OH-56
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Significance: This bridge is significant as it reflects the work of famous Cleveland engineer, Wilbur J. Watson. The bridge is representative of the design for moveable bridges of the vertical lift type being built during the 1940's. It is similar to the Columbus Road Lift Bridge (HAER OH-55). Also of significance is the fact that this bridge was constructed as part of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) sponsored river improvement project, and thus provided work for a number of Cleveland building and engineering related businesses. The bridge has been selected as a historic bridge by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Related Names
Watson, Wilbur J.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE
2. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST SHOWING LIFT-TOWERS AND APPROACH ROAD.
3. VIEW OF NORTHWEST LIFT-TOWER AND APPROACH ROAD.
4. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST DOWN LENGTH OF MOVEABLE SPAN SHOWING TRUSSING.
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING BASE OF LIFT-TOWER AND LOOKING DOWN LENGTH OF MOVEABLE SPAN.
6. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST WITH MOVEABLE SPAN IN RAISED POSITION SHOWING UNDERSIDE OF DECK, ABUTMENT AND BASE OF NORTHWEST TOWER.
7. 3/4 VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING SIDE OF LIFT SPAN AND THE ABUTMENT AND LIFT TOWER OF RAILROAD BRIDGE ADJACENT TO CARTER ROAD BRIDGE.
8. DETAIL OF BRIDGE-SHOE BEARING ON ABUTMENT.
9. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST SHOWING TOP OF LIFT SPAN AND MACHINERY HOUSE; ADJACENT RAILROAD LIFT-BRIDGE TO THE RIGHT.
10. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING TOP OF LIFT-SPAN AND NORTHWEST TOWER.
11. VIEW LOOKING DOWN ON LIFT SPAN AND SOUTHEAST TOWER.
12. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM LIFT-TOWER SHOWING CORNER OF MACHINERY ROOM.
13. VIEW OF BRIDGE PLAQUE OVER DOOR OF BRIDGE GUARD KIOSK.
14. VIEW INSIDE MACHINERY ROOM SHOWING COMPRESSOR TANKS.
15. VIEW INSIDE MACHINERY ROOM.
16. VIEW INSIDE MACHINERY ROOM.
17. VIEW INSIDE SOUTHEAST TOWER OF MAIN LIFT-CABLE DRUM.
VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM LIFT-TOWER SHOWING CORNER OF MACHINERY ROOM


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