Main Avenue Bridge
Main Avenue Bridge
|Design||Metal-Riveted Cantilever Deck Truss, Stationary|
|Total length||6,580 feet (2,010 m)|
8,000 feet (2,400 m) including ramps 
|Width||82 feet (25 m)|
|Longest span||120 m|
|Clearance above||100 feet (30 m) (over river)|
|Clearance below||96 feet (29 m)|
The Main Avenue (Harold H. Burton Memorial) Bridge (alternately Main Avenue Viaduct) is a cantilever truss bridge in Cleveland, Ohio carrying Ohio State Route 2/Cleveland Memorial Shoreway over the Cuyahoga River. The bridge, completed in 1939, is 8,000 feet (2,400 m) in length, and was the longest elevated structure in Ohio until the 2007 completion of the Veterans' Glass City Skyway in Toledo. It was named for Harold H. Burton, 45th mayor of Cleveland, in late January 1986. The bridge replaced an 1869 bridge at the same site, and was built in conjunction with construction of the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway.
The bridge received extensive renovations 1991–1992; it subsequently received major structural repairs in 2007 and again in 2012–2013, both instances necessitating rerouting of large vehicles.
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