Raised rail bridge at Cleveland

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Raised rail bridge at Cleveland

Postby Railroaded » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:38 am

Who owned/owns the railroad bascule bridge that's raised in the up position right next to the 490 in Cleveland? It looks like there's still single track there, is it used or permenantly raised?
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Re: Raised rail bridge at Cleveland

Postby shlustig » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:19 am

That is CSX (x-B&O) trackage which extends from the North end of the W. 3rd St. Yard and which originally went to the NYC and PRR interchanges at Whiskey Island, crossing 2 more movabale bridges en route. There was also a switchback connection to the NKP which was the passenger route to Cleveland Union Terminal.

The line extends only to the power plant at Collision Bend and serves a couple of consignees including the connection to the Arcelor Mittal steel plant.
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Re: Raised rail bridge at Cleveland

Postby Railroaded » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:05 am

Do they just leave it up for the interest of navigation & lower it for trains?
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Re: Raised rail bridge at Cleveland

Postby shlustig » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:57 am

Correct. Only lowered when a crew goes that way.
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Re: Raised rail bridge at Cleveland

Postby mmi16 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:50 pm

It is a whole lot easier to stop a train at a Red signal for a raised bridge than it is to stop a vessel moving with river current for a lowered bridge.

Note- Lake vessels that enter the river Bow first - will move Stern first when making ther move on the river back to Lake Erie - the navigable river is that narrow.
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