Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, would like to alert residents and motorists that the Harrington Road Bridge over the Tuscarawas River, located between Swartz Road and Warner Road, in the City of Akron near the Firestone Country Club, is now open.
The closure was originally necessary for the bridge expansion joints repairs. When the bridge joints were uncovered, workers found deterioration to the concrete deck at both ends of the bridge, as well as deterioration to concrete encased steel bearings between the bottom of the deck and the bridge abutments seats.
The Summit County Engineer’s office met with engineering and construction consultants and devised a plan to repair the bridge. The Summit County Engineer’s bridge crews along with a contractor worked very hard to get the bridge repaired and reopened for the Bridgestone Invitational and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.