November 23, 2015

15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction

The Detroit-Superior Bridge (also known as the Veteran's Memorial Bridge) has remained a fixture in the Cleveland skyline since its construction between 1912 and 1917. Writes Cleveland Historical, "This 3,112-foot-long compression arch, suspended-deck bridge was the first fixed high-level bridge in the city and, for a time, one of the largest steel and concrete reinforced bridges in the world." That's all pretty neat, and got us thinking -- what was the construction process of this beaut like? Lucky for us, Cleveland Memory Project has kept digital records of the whole thing so, go ahead, enjoy these 15 vintage pics.

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15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction
15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction
15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction
15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction
15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction
15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction
15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction
15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction
15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction
15 Photos of the Detroit-Superior Bridge Construction