Main Avenue Bridge Recognized as National Historic Engineering Landmark

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Cleveland, OH - On Wednesday, The Main Avenue Bridge in Cleveland was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark due to its design and innovation at the time it opened in 1939.

Dario Gasparini, a professor of civil engineering at Case Western Reserve, who "was instrumental in researching the project and facilitating the nomination process," was in attendance for the dedication, to the Cleveland American Society of Civil Engineers on the same day, October 6, the construction of the bridge was completed back in 1939.

The Main Avenue Bridge is the second National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in Cleveland. The first one is Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, designated on 1979.

Less than 230 projects in the United States have received this distinction. Some other projects include the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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