According to Indexdotcom, US 422 is a US Highway in the US state of Ohio. The route runs partially as a highway from the city of Cleveland to the town of Youngstown on the Pennsylvania border, after which US 422 in Pennsylvania continues east. The route is Ohio is 119 kilometers long.
US 422 east of Cleveland.
US 422 begins in downtown Cleveland at Public Square, the central intersection in the city. Here you cross US 6 and US 20, US 322 also starts here. US 422 then follows a series of urban arterials east through the city and suburbs to Beachwood, where it connects to Interstate 271. US 422 coincides with I-271 south for a while until US 422 turns off as a freeway. The freeway portion of US 422 is 28 kilometers long and leads through Cleveland’s easternmost suburbs and exurbs, after which US 422 narrows outside the urban area to a single-lane road.
The single-lane section of US 422 is only short, from Parkman the road has 4 lanes, later it becomes a 2×2 divided highway as an approach road to the city of Warren. US 422 runs here through downtown Warren to downtown Youngstown, although alternative freeways are available. US 422 crosses numerous roads in Youngstown, including I-80 and US 62. Shortly after Youngstown it crosses the border with Pennsylvania, then US 422 in Pennsylvania continues to New Castle.
US 422 was created in 1926 and the route has not changed significantly in Ohio since, although it was partially upgraded to a freeway in Cleveland ‘s eastern suburbs. The highway was constructed in two phases, opening the section between I-271 and Solon circa 1976 and opening further to Auburn in the east in 1991.
The 2×2 lane section east of it is considerably older. At the time, US 422 was the primary link between Cleveland, Warren, and Youngstown, all industrial centers in northeastern Ohio. Around 1946 the part around Parkman was widened to 2×2 lanes, which was extended to Warren around 1949-1950. The section between Warren and Youngstown also had four lanes in the 1940s. This is an urbanized route. However, a small section around Welshfield was never widened to four lanes.
The highway portion of US 422 in Cleveland has approximately 70,000 vehicles per day. The highway section in Youngstown has 27,000 vehicles per day.
|Total length||949 meters|
|Main span||189 meters|
|Bridge deck height||29 meters|
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The Detroit-Superior Bridge, also known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States, located in the state of Ohio. The bridge spans the Cuyahoga River at downtown Cleveland.
The Detroit-Superior Bridge is a landmark steel arch bridge with an arch that extends below the bridge deck. The bridge is 949 meters long in total, with a main span of 189 meters. The bridges are formed by large concrete arches under the bridge deck. The bridge is double-deck, with 4 lanes on top of US 6, US 20, and US 42. The road traffic lane has 3 lanes through the arch and 1 outer lane on the south side of the bridge. Cyclists are also allowed here. On the north side is a bicycle/pedestrian path. The lower deck is designed for trams, with 4 tram tracks with space for 6 tram tracks. The bridges consist of 12 concrete arches and one main steel span. The bridge deck is 29 meters above the Cuyahoga River, the arch rises to 60 meters above the river. The bridge deck is 23 meters wide, with 14 meters between the arches.
The bridge was constructed as a link between Detroit Avenue west and Superior Avenue east of the Cuyahoga River. The bridge was built between 1914 and 1918 and cost $5.4 million at the time. It was the first permanent high bridge in Cleveland and at the time it was one of the largest concrete bridges in the world. Before the construction of Cleveland’s freeways after World War II, it was one of the main access roads to downtown, Superior Avenue joins Public Square, the main square in downtown Cleveland, shortly after the bridge. Opened in 1939 near the Main Avenue Bridge ( OH-2 ) relieving the Detroit-Superior Bridge.
At the time, there were underground tram stations at both ends of the bridge. Tram services on the lower deck were discontinued in 1955. It has not been publicly accessible since. In 1968-1969 the bridge was renovated and the carriageway was adapted to 2 lanes through the arch and a new lane on the outside. This left four lanes for traffic. This was changed in 2003, with 3 lanes through the arch and one lane only on the south side. The lane on the north side became a bicycle/pedestrian path.