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Charles Berry Bascule Bridge
LOR-6-9.67, PID 77464, ODOT Project 113(08)

The bascule bridge carries four lanes of U.S. Route 6 (Erie Avenue) traffic over the Black River at the City of Lorain's port to Lake Erie. It opened to traffic in 1940, and carries an average of 14,720 vehicles per day, according to a 2005 traffic count. In April 2008, work as part of this project began, and the bridge was closed in June. ODOT and its contractor continue to work to install necessary parts and plan to have the bridge safely operational and open in November.

On this page, you can learn more about ODOT's current repair and maintenance project by viewing the Fact Sheet or recent presentation for members of the Lorain Community. Also take a moment to read up on bridge terms and definitions.


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 Bascule Bridge Photos


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LOR-6-9.67_Picture00.tifUndated Aerial photograph of the Bridge
LOR-6-9.67_Picture01.jpgA look at the Bascule Bridge
LOR-6-9.67_Picture02.jpgWest tower on the bascule bridge
View of the trunnion, counter weight, and access walkways from under the roadway.LOR-6-9.67_Picture03.jpgInside West Control Tower
LOR-6-9.67_Picture04.jpgThe West Control Tower for the Bridge
Both bascule leaves are operated from the west sideLOR-6-9.67_Picture05.jpgInside the West Control Console
LOR-6-9.67_Picture06.jpgMemorial Plaque on West Control Tower of the Bridge
LOR-6-9.67_Picture07.jpgLooking East on the Bridge
LOR-6-9.67_Picture08.jpgLooking West on the Bridge
LOR-6-9.67_Picture09.jpgLooking under the bridge from the West Control Tower
LOR-6-9.67_Picture10.jpgView of trunnion, counter weight, and access walkways from under roadway
Each half of the bridge is operated by two 150 horse power driver motors. The brakes are shown at the lift end of the motor.LOR-6-9.67_Picture11.jpgThe Braking System inside West Control Tower
LOR-6-9.67_Picture12.jpgMotor Control Room in West Tower
LOR-6-9.67_Picture13.jpgPower supply for braking system
LOR-6-9.67_Picture14.jpgPower panel and transformer for the aesthetic lighting system
LOR-6-9.67_Picture16.jpgAnother view of the Motor Control Room inside West Tower
LOR-6-9.67_Picture18.jpgClose-up view inside the Programmable Logic Controller Cabinet
LOR-6-9.67_Picture19.jpgLooking East at the Open Bridge
LOR-6-9.67_Picture20.jpgCloser view of the Bascule Bridge looking East
LOR-6-9.67_Picture21.jpgOpen Bascule Bridge
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