|Crosses||Norfolk Southern Railway|
|Owner||Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)|
|Design||Cantilever truss arch|
|Total length||4,233 feet (1,290 m)|
|Width||116.25 feet (35.43 m)|
|Number of spans||7|
|Engineering design by||Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff|
|Construction begin||December 12, 1954|
|Opened||August 15, 1959|
|Closed||November 22, 2013|
Location in Ohio
On November 13, 2008, all commercial truck traffic was banned from the bridge because it was deemed structurally insufficient after a review of a computer analysis. This had been rectified by mid-2010.
As part of the Innerbelt Freeway rebuild, the bridge is being replaced by the George V. Voinovich Bridges. The Innerbelt Bridge was vacated in November 2013 after the completion of the new westbound bridge, built immediately to the north. Dismantling of the Innerbelt Bridge began January 13, 2014 and five of the nine remaining spans were imploded at dawn on July 12 with the remainder of the structure removed in the following weeks. The eastbound bridge, under construction in the location of the Innerbelt Bridge, is planned to open in 2016.
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