The Ohio Department of Transportation, Walsh Construction and HNTB Ohio, Inc. hosted a “Topping Out” ceremony today to commemorate the completion of structural steel erection on the new westbound Interstate 90 Innerbelt Bridge. 
The final steel beam was raised by crane into place over Abbey Avenue in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.  The steel girder in the “Topping Out” ceremony was adorned with an evergreen tree symbolizing growth and good luck, and the U.S. flag. The use of a U.S. flag and tree on the steel beam is an American ironworker tradition that dates back to the beginning of the last century.
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