Floating bridge creates spectacle on the water

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CLEVELAND -- The new Columbus Road lift bridge was on the move Tuesday morning, floating down the Cuyahoga River.

The two million pound span was supposed to head to its new location Monday, but wind made the project too risky.

The original bridge was constructed in 1940 but was deteriorating.  It was determined a partial replacement was the best way to fix it.  The original span was floated out on Jun 11, 2013.

The new span will be attached to the existing 137 foot truss towers.

It will take about two months to test the bridge before it opens to traffic in mid-October.

A viewing area is available next to Merwin's Wharf Restaurant in Cleveland Metroparks Rivergate Park on the east bank of the river.  That's 1785 Merwin Avenue, Cleveland 44113.



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