The American Republic heading up the Cuyahoga River, Center St. Bridge
M/V American Republic, Cleveland, June 21 2006, Image 06-5801
The Center Str. swing bridge, built in 1901, is the city's last
remaining swing bridge, with a span of 249 feet; 8 inches.
M/V American Republic, Cleveland OH, June 23 2006, Image 06-5920
Center Street Swing Bridge spans the Cuyahoga at the site of the first
bridge over the river, and near to where Moses Cleveland landed in 1796.
Center Street Swing Bridge, June 23, 2006, Image 06-5925
American Republic passes beneath the Columbus Road bridge.
M/V American Republic, Cleveland, June 23, 2006, Image 06-5933
New York Central Railroad Bridge (1953) has a vertical lift span of 260 feet,
along side the Carter Road vertical lift bridge,with a total length of 284 feet.
The new federal building adds an interesting architectural blend with the older bridges.
Cuyahoga River, June 24, 2006, Image 06-6460
The Carter Road Bridge is named after Lorenzo Carter, the first settler in the
Cleveland area. The Carter Road Bridge was built in 1940.
Cuyahoga River, June 23, 2006, Image 06-6290
American Republic threads its way past downtown Cleveland as it heads up the
Cuyahoga River to Mittal Steel.
M/V American Republic, Cleveland, June 20, 2006, Image 06-5956
The Eagle Avenue Bridge, built in 1931, is the oldest vertical-lift bridge
in Cleveland, and was the first vertical-lift span in Cleveland.
The Eagle Avenue Bridge has two free-standing towers and a span of 225 feet.
M/V American Republic, Cleveland, June 23, 2006, Image 06-6292
The West 3rd St. Bridge, built in 1940, is undergoing renovation on the Cuyahoga.
West Third Street Bridge, June 21, 2006, Image 06-5975
Passing other vessels in the Cuyahoga is challenging for the Republic's
captain. Here, a tow line snaps on a barge, sending it into the path of the oncoming Republic.
M/V American Republic, Cleveland, June 23, 2006, Image 06-5988
Bascule bridge on Cuyahoga River. View from the out bound direction.
M/V American Republic, Cleveland, June 24, 2006, Image 06-6430
Final approach to the upper dock at Mittal Steel
M/V American Republic, Cleveland,June 23, 2006, Image 06-6361
Mittal Steel Upper Dock - the farthest up river that the American Republic can travel.
M/V American Republic, Cleveland, June 23, 2006, Image 06-6376