Historic Cleveland’s Hilliard Road Bridge Undergoes Inspection as a First Step toward Preservation
Located approximately eight miles west of Downtown Cleveland, the historic and iconic Hilliard Road Bridge spans the beautiful, pristine Rock River Valley, which is part of the Cleveland Metroparks’ “Emerald Necklace” of parks that encircle the greater Cleveland area. Built in 1925, the 860-foot historic multi-arch concrete structure is in need of major rehabilitation.
TranSystems was selected by the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works to perform an inspection of the bridge and prepare a feasibility study based on the inspection, which will recommend certain improvements to the structure.
The bridge is eligible to be placed on the National Register, so the local community is in strong favor in restoring the structure to its original grandeur. One unique aspect of the structure is the four towers that provide pedestrians using the bridge an observation portal (at each tower) to look out over the Rocky River valley as they cross the bridge.