Sidaway Avenue Footbridge, Jackowo & Garden Valley neighborhood, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH
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Jackowo & Garden Valley neighborhood Vicinity, Cleveland, OH
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER OH-9
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1966
Significance: The Sidaway Avenue Footbridge is Cleveland's only suspension bridge. It was built by the New York, Chicago & St. Louis (Nickel Plate) Railroad Company. the bridge is 680 feet long with a center span of 400 feet. It was designed by the firm of Wilbur Watson & Associates of Cleveland. The pedestrian footbridge connected the Jackaow and Garden Valley neighborhoods until it was vandalized in 1966.
New York,Chicago & St.Louis Railroad Company
Wilbur Watson & Associates
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. General view of bridge looking north. This is the only suspension bridge in Cleveland. It was designed by Wilbur J. Watson and Associates, Consulting Engineers. Sections of the Wooden deck are missing, and the bridge is no longer used.
2. View of suspension cable anchor at south approach, Sidaway Avenue Bridge.
3. General view looking north of bridge. Shaker Heights Rapid Transit line car barns visible in foreground.
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