Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge

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Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge
Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge 2.jpg
Bridge in 2016
Coordinates41°19′17″N 81°35′14″W / 41.3214434°N 81.5873437°W / 41.3214434; -81.5873437Coordinates: 41°19′17″N 81°35′14″W / 41.3214434°N 81.5873437°W / 41.3214434; -81.5873437
Carries SR 82
CrossesCuyahoga River
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Ohio and Erie Canal
OwnerOhio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Maintained byODOT
ID number7706871
DesignDeck arch (open spandrel)
Total length345 meters (1,132 ft)
Height44.3 meters (145 ft)
No. of spans5
DesignerAlfred M. Felgate
Fabrication byHighway Construction Co.
Opened1931 (renovated 1989)
ReplacesStation Road Bridge

The Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge is a bridge in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., connecting Brecksville in Cuyahoga County with Sagamore Hills Township in Summit County. It is located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

In 2012, five men were arrested and accused of planning to blow up the bridge.[5] The five were accused of planting what they thought were explosives and attempting to detonate it with a cell phone.[5] Following guilty pleas and one conviction, the men were sentenced between November 2012 and October 2013.[6][7]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge
  2. ^ Watson, Sara Ruth; John R. Wolfs (1981). "Chapter 5: Ornamental and Park Bridges". Bridges of Metropolitan Cleveland. p. 77.
  3. ^ Donaldson, Stan (2012-05-01). "Loss of Ohio 82 span would create traffic headaches for consumers, commuters and businesses". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland Live. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  4. ^ Reference number 86000078, Ohio Historic Preservation Office/National Register of Historic Places (since delisted).
  5. ^ a b "Bridge bomb plot: What was the plan? How was it foiled?". The Plain Dealer. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  6. ^ "Sentencing postponed for man accused in bridge bombing attempt". The Plain Dealer. November 21, 2012. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  7. ^ McCarty, James F. (2013-10-07). "Last of five conspirators in Ohio 82 bridge-bombing plot sentenced to 10 years in federal prison". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2013-10-08.

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