Baltimore & Ohio Pratt Truss Bridge No. 451/1

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Isometric view of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1 which crosses the Cuyahoga River carrying a switch track serving the Jaite Company, a paper mill in Summit County, Ohio.

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1 crosses the Cuyahoga River carrying a switch track serving the Jaite Company, a paper mill in Summit County, Ohio.

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1 crosses the Cuyahoga River carrying switch tracks to Jaite Company.

The plant, founded in 1905, produced up to eight tons of paper per day. This level of outgoing freight, incoming raw materials, and the fact that Jaite Co. paid for the bridge construction, made such an expensive switch lead attractive to the railroad. Right of way for the switch lead was secured in 1907, and construction was completed by 1909.

Bridge No. 451/1 is a through Pratt truss. It is 138 feet 9 inches pin to pin, and has a clear width of 13 feet 9 inches and a 19 foot 10 inch height clearance. Carnegie steel supplied the steel.

The bridge was surveyed for the Historic American Engineering Record, and is maintained by the Library of Congress. The plans were deliniated by Dana L. Lockett, Julie E. Pearson and Donald M. Durst in 1987.

 

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Elevation and deck plans of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1
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Exploded isometric views of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1.
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Exploded isometric views of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1.
Free Model Railroad Plans, bridge, Truss, Pratt, Baltimore & Ohio, Cuyahoga River
Exploded isometric plans of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Bridge No. 451/1.

 

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