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Historic Landmarks of Northeast Ohio

Lofton Henderson Memorial Bridge
East 21st Street Bridge

Bridge Information

East 21st Street Bridge

Bridge Type: High Level Truss

Years Existed: 1938 - Present

Background Information:
Shows the newly constructed 21st Street Bridge in Lorain, Ohio. This bridge spans across the Black River. The 21st Street High Level was renamed the Lofton Henderson Memorial Bridge on October 21, 1991, after Major Lofton Henderson, of Lorain, who gave his life during a World War II Naval Battle, crashing his airplane into a Japanese warship. This is one of the 'twin bridges' in Lorain, Ohio; the other twin is the Erie Avenue Bascule Bridge. (from Photo Description)