East Huntington Bridge and George V. Voinovich Bridges
East Huntington Bridge
|East Huntington Bridge|
|Total length||551 meters|
|Main span||274 meters|
|Bridge deck height||?|
|Traffic intensity||? mvt/day|
According to agooddir, the East Huntington Bridge is a cable- stayed bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of West Virginia and Ohio. The bridge spans the Ohio River at Huntington.
The East Huntington Bridge is a cable- stayed bridge over the Ohio River on the east side of Huntington. It is one of three bridges over the Ohio at Huntington. The main bridge has a total length of 551 meters and a main span of 274 meters, with side spans of 91 and 185 meters. The bridge has one A-shaped pylon. The bridge deck is 12.2 meters wide, with a two-lane road. The bridge has bridges on the south side that bend and split into two connections to Huntington. State Route 106 in West Virginia and State Route 775 in Ohio pass over the bridge. On the south side, the bridge is being prepared for an extension to Interstate 64 in West Virginia.
The East Huntington Bridge is one of the older cable-stayed bridges in the United States and opened to traffic in August 1985. It was the third bridge at Huntington and handles some regional traffic but has no major throughput. The bridge cost $38 million to build. It was the second concrete cable-stayed bridge in the United States. In 2006, the bridge was also named as Frank Gatski Memorial Bridge. Frank Gatski (1921-2005) was an American Football player.
No traffic data from the bridge is known. Presumably this concerns no more than 10,000 – 15,000 vehicles, given that the bridge is single-lane and does not serve any major through-going interest.
George V. Voinovich Bridges
|George V. Voinovich Bridges|
|Total length||1,325 meters|
|Main span||~100 meters|
|Bridge deck height||41 meters|
|Opening||15-08-1959 / 22-11-2013|
|Traffic intensity||124,000 mvt/day|
The George V. Voinovich Bridges are two arch bridges in the United States, located in the state of Ohio. The bridges are part of Interstate 90 near downtown Cleveland and span the Cuyahoga River.
The George V. Voinovich Bridges are two directly adjacent bridges, with a total length of 1,325 meters. The bridges consist of concrete piers that merge into steel arches below the deck with a truss structure. The maximum span over the Cuyahoga River is approximately 100 meters. The bridges consist of two decks with 5 lanes each, with 2×4 lanes for through traffic and a weaving lane in both directions. In addition, there are left and right emergency lanes. The bridge deck is a maximum of 41 meters above the river. The bridge spans an industrial area near the center. The bridge spans not only the Cuyahoga River, but also another rail viaduct and some local streets. In the vicinity are several other bridges. TheInterstate 90 runs over the bridge.
The original Innerbelt Bridge, circa 1959.
Inner Belt Bridge
The bridge has its origins in the Innerbelt Bridge, which was constructed between 1954 and 1959 and opened on August 15, 1959. With 2×4 lanes, it was the widest bridge in the state of Ohio at the time. It was originally planned as part of Interstate 71, but that was later changed to Interstate 90. When opened, it was an isolated stretch of freeway that terminated on both sides of the bridge with a connection to the underlying road network. The Innerbelt Bridge was the only section of Interstate 90 in the city of Cleveland for several years, it wasn’t until about 1965 before other sections of I-90 were opened in Cleveland, around 1968 I-71 joined the Innerbelt Bridge, and the bridge At the time, it mainly handled north-south traffic coming from I-71. It wasn’t until about 1978-1979 before I-90 was completed through western Cleveland.
George V. Voinovich Bridges
Due to its age and increased traffic, the Innerbelt Bridge appeared to be in poor condition. In 2008-2009, the bridge was even closed to freight traffic for some time, which was diverted via I-490 and I-77, a small detour. It was decided to speed up the replacement of the bridge.
Between 2011 and 2013, the first new span was constructed west of the old Innerbelt Bridge. Construction began on March 30, 2011, and opened to traffic on November 23, 2013. After that, the Innerbelt Bridge was demolished and replaced by a second span. Construction of the second span began on November 3, 2014 and opened on September 25, 2016. During the works, 4+2 lanes were available on the first span.
With the construction of the highway, the connecting freeway has also been largely rebuilt. The I-77 interchange east of the bridge has been reconstructed and all I-90 structures between I-71 and I-77 have been replaced, including the central overpass on the I-71 stack, which transports traffic from I-90 to I-71 processed. I-90 proceeds there as a TOTSO.
The bridge is named after George Voinovich (1936-2016), the mayor of Cleveland between 1980 and 1989, the governor of Ohio between 1991 and 1998, and a senator between 1999 and 2011. He was born in Cleveland. Voinovich won 64% of the vote in the 2004 U.S. Senate re-election, more than any candidate in Ohio’s history. He also won all 88 counties in Ohio, which has only happened once, over 100 years before. Voinovich is of Serbo-Croatian and Slovenian descent.
124,000 vehicles use the bridge every day.