Friday, October 15, 2021

1935 Cleveland Union Terminal Viaduct over Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH

(Bridge Hunter; no Historic Bridges; 3D Satellite)

C Hanchey Flickr via BridgeHunter, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

The viaduct not only goes across the river, it goes all the way across the Ox Bow Bend peninsula.
Street View

Cleveland Public Library via BridgeHunter, License: Released into public domain
Union Terminal Bridge C. 1953. Notice the Columbus Road Lift Bridge in the background.

This photo explains why some tracks for passenger trains still exist --- it is now used for commuter service. And those commuter trains using electrical power explains why the bridges to hold overhead wires still exist.
Photo taken by Jann Mayer in September 2019 via BridgeHunter, License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

The tower peaking over the bridge is the Cleveland Union Terminal for which this viaduct was built to provide access.
Photo by Herbert H. Harwood, Jr. via BridgeHunter
looking east in 1960

Because of the overhead wires, it is easy to identify the viaduct in the background of this Industrial Flats Lift Bridge as the CUT Viaduct.
C Hanchey Flickr via Bridge Hunter, License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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