Cleveland Harbor, Ohio. Hearings ... on the Improvement of Cleveland Harbor Cuyahoga River, Ohio

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Page 3 - States of $438,000 for new work and $10,000 annually for maintenance in addition to that now required; subject to the condition that responsible local agencies furnish assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of War that they will...
Page 12 - ... a portion of cut No. 5 just above the bridge on the left bank, causes the left pier of the bridge to jut into the channel 60 feet ; creating an extremely hazardous condition as this bridge and the middle Big Four bridge No. 9, which is located 950 feet above No. 8 bridge, is on a 96 bend, making a very dangerous bottleneck.
Page 10 - In the year 1890 when the bridge was built, ships carrying 3,000 tons of cargo were considered large carriers. The Canadian lock and the Poe lock had not been built. Both of these locks are practically obsolete because of having only 16 feet of water and because the Canadian lock is too small for larger ships. Ore cargoes had not been shipped from the DuluthSuperior Harbors up to this time. During gale conditions, it is very hazardous for ships to enter the draw of the New York Central bridge because...
Page 10 - The 325-foot canal entrance is restricted by the narrow opening in the draw. The in-bound currents due to wave action and fluctuating water levels cause changing currents in the draw and the vicinity. The same conditions exist when the current is reversed. When the bridge is in an open position and swung parallel to the channel on its center pier, a vessel in-bound must pass the projected 160-foot end of the bridge, also a 40-foot additional bank of land representing unremoved portion of cut No....
Page 3 - Basin, generally In accordance with the plan of the district engineer and with such modification thereof as in the discretion of the Chief of Engineers...
Page 3 - January 17, 1944, forwarding copies of the reports of the district and division engineers, and of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors on the Savannah River SC and Ga., and requesting comments thereon.
Page 13 - No. 9 project out into the stream 75 feet on the right and 85 feet on the left side of the channel. The new Carter Road highway bridge, having a draw opening of 201 feet, is located 100 feet above bridge No. 9. In order to complete the approved project for the same reason as stated for bridge No. 8 a new bridge should be installed in place of the present No. 9 middle Big Four bridge, the draw of which should coincide with that of the new Carter Road highway bridge. From Columbus Road bridge to the...
Page 10 - This is particularly true when ships are moored at the east pier taking on or discharging cargo. The 325-foot canal entrance is restricted by the narrow opening in the draw. The in-bound currents due to wave action and fluctuating water levels cause changing currents in the draw and the vicinity. The...
Page 13 - No. 8 a new bridge should be installed in place of the present No. 9 middle Big Four bridge, the draw of which should coincide with that of the new Carter Road highway bridge. From Columbus Road bridge to the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad bridge No. 15, a distance of 2% miles, the channel banks have been widened back approximately 100 feet except at the former location of the lower and middle Third Street bridges where it was cut tack at least 500 feet These cut-backs are represented by...
Page 10 - No. 1, before she can start swinging to make the turn about 50 degrees to the right to approach the Old River channel or make a 45-degree turn to the left in order to proceed up the Cuyahoga River. It is because of this condition that the largest of the new freighters have not been sent to the Old River docks. United States engineers report for 1943 indicates that the 530- or 552-foot...

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