Pictures taken by Sharon Wick on October 7th, 2002
This is a picture of what the approaching trains see of this
Very Beautiful view...
This following is from one of the plaques that are place at each end of the
This was quite easy to read when the picture was large...
ASHTABULA COUNTY, OHIO
Chief of U.
S. Bureau of Public Roads
L. C. HERRICK
Director of Highways and Public Works
L. A. BOULAY
The Wendell P. Brown Co.
Cleveland, O. Designing Engineers
The Pitt Construction Co, Pittsburgh, Pa. Contractors
1922 - 1924
The Plaque on the East end of the viaduct
The Plaque on the West end of the viaduct
This is the bridge from the top side..going East
Who would have ever thought that this viaduct would look so beautiful from the railroad tracks beneath?
From the East end...looking West.
Next is what the bridge looks like when you are approaching it from below......
The Design of this Viaduct is quite elaborate....
Of course there is the usual graffiti below..
As you approach the hill, you can see the massive arches and braces that cross the railroad tracks below.
Next you can see some of the concrete that has broken away .... and ....
The Pink Paint is showing where all the cracks and broken
spots on the bridge are located.
It is sad to say that our bridge has seen it's better times. Age has taken it's toll on this fine work.
This is a view of the bridge from the other side.
A part of history will be gone forever....... and it will be replaced with a modern, more efficient viaduct.
<CLICK HERE FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE OLD VIADUCT>
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This Web Page has been created by Sharon Wick 2002