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



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Location
Spanning Cuyahoga River at Columbus Road, Cleveland, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OH-55
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Significance: This bridge stands at a historic river crossing in the city of Cleveland. The existing vertical lift span, designed by the prominent Cleveland engineering firm of Wilbur Watson and Associates, is representative of the designs for moveable bridges of the vertical lift type being built during the 1940s.

Related Names
Watson,Wilbur & Associates


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE IN DOWN POSITION
2. VIEW OF WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE IN UP POSITION FOR PASSING SHIP
3. VIEW OF WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE IN UP POSITION
4. VIEW OF NORTH ABUTMENT AND LIFT-TOWER WITH BRIDGE IN UP POSITION
5. VIEW OF NORTH LIFT-TOWER FROM APPROACH ROAD
6. VIEW FROM CATWALK OF MOVEABLE SPAN (IN UP POSITION), LOOKING AT MACHINERY ROOM WITH CLEVELAND SKYLINE ON RIGHT HORIZON
7. VIEW OF SOUTH LIFT-TOWER FROM MOVEABLE SPAN CATWALK, WITH BRIDGE IN DOWN POSITION; CLEVELAND SKYLINE ON RIGHT HORIZON
8. VIEW LOOKING AT TOP OF MOVEABLE SPAN FRAMED IN TRUSS-WORK OF SOUTH LIFT-TOWER, WITH CLEVELAND SKYLINE ON HORIZON
9. VIEW OF MOVEABLE SPAN TRUSSING TAKEN FROM DECK
10. DETAIL OF CABLES AND PULLEYS OF LIFT MECHANISM
11. VIEW OF BRIDGE PLAQUE MOUNTED OVER DOOR OF TRAFFIC MONITOR KIOSK
12. MAIN LIFT-CABLE SHEAVE INSIDE MACHINERY ROOM
VIEW FROM CATWALK OF MOVEABLE SPAN (IN UP POSITION) LOOKING AT MACHINERY ROOM WITH CLEVELAND SKYLINE ON RIGHT HORIZON
VIEW LOOKING DOWN ON LIFT SPAN AND SOUTHEAST TOWER


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