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Corrosion under fire coating on main beams caused the closure of the Memphis Avenue Bridge

The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of just about 100 bridges countywide and inspectors on-site at the Memphis Avenue Bridge project found sufficient reason to shut down the one lane of the bridge that the county had hoped to keep open during the construction project. The bridge is 3 spans and contractors during work to demolish the southernmost span noticed a potential issue with the beams in the center span and the county sent in inspectors to check the beams that had been coated with fire protection.