Saturday, December 5, 2009
Cleveland’s Innerbelt Bridge Time Lapse Video
Things have been a little slow on my other blogs so I decided to create this time lapse video of Cleveland’s I-90 Innerbelt Bridge, showing all the traffic on the bridge and the activity around it. It is a compilation of many video segments taken over a 24 hour period on December 3-4, 2009. The bridge crosses the Cuyahoga River and is a major connector to I-77 and I-71. This view is from the northeast end, looking towards the southwest. (The city skyline can’t be seen as it is behind the camera.)
Some things to watch for: the Lorain-Carnegie (AKA Hope Memorial) Bridge is on the right side at the center; at about 1:11 a brightly glowing mystery vehicle drives under the bridge and stops on the left; just before the two-minute mark, a barge on the Cuyahoga River enters at the center right, and can barely be seen exiting in the same area at about 2:50; the Cuyahoga River is more visible when the sun causes the water to sparkle at about 2:40. Also, the pyramid-looking objects are piles of crushed stone, and at times, an optical illusion makes it appear that the cars are moving backwards at high speed. Various trains can also be seen moving in an out of the left center.
Concerns about the deteriorating bridge structure has barred truck traffic from the bridge, and some lanes and ramps had been closed to all traffic. The bridge recently had those lanes and ramps re-opened to car traffic. Plans to replace this span are in progress.
So, for your enjoyment, is my video of the “day in the life” of this major Cleveland artery.
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