Pleasant Valley Drive Bridge (Old US 6)

The Pleasant Valley Drive Bridge carries former US 6 over the Chagrin River in Lake County, Ohio. It is one of ten remaining bridges of its type in the state. 1

The wrought iron Whipple through truss (double intersection Pratt through truss) was constructed in 1881 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. 1 The one-lane crossing was bypassed in 1951 and rehabilitated in 1979.

The Pleasant Valley Drive Bridge was closed in 2001 and dismantled and refurbished in 2004 based upon engineering drawings developed by Richland Engineering. 1 Fabricated replacement members were manufactured by the Ohio Bridge Corporation of high strength steel and all parts were zinc metalized by Ohio Structures, Inc. The deck was rebuilt with treated yellow pine boards and overlaid with asphalt. The bridge was reassembled on site in 2005 and 2006 under the supervision of U.I.C. General Contractors.

The restoration was funded with 80% Federal Transportation Enhancement funds and 20% from the county. 1

  • Total Length: 163 feet
  • Main Span Length: 163 feet
  • Deck Width: 15.4 feet
  • Vertical Clearance Above Deck: 18.5 feet
  1. Ohio Department of Transportation. Pleasant Valley Road Bridge over the Chagrin River in Willoughby Hills, article.

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