Historic Pleasant Valley Road Bridge

Category: Parks

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City of Willoughby Hills

This bridge is an example of the Wrought Iron Bridge Company earlier design for a large span Whipple truss. It has been rehabilitated for continued vehicular use at the expense of historic integrity and alteration. Floorbeams, pins, and other elements are not original. Many rivets were replaced with high strength bolts. An interesting feature of the rehabilitation was that it was galvanized instead of painted. The silver/grey color created by galvanization is not offensive, and indeed its lighter color helps bring the truss bridge details out. The bridge is rare as an example of a Whipple truss, and also the last remaining highway truss in Lake County, Ohio.