Press Release


Additional $4.1 Million In Funding Secured For The Design Of The “New” High Level Bridge

Mar 8, 2024 - Summit County, Ohio

Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S. is pleased to announce that an additional $4,116,279.00 of funding has been secured to plan and design the replacement of the N. Main St. bridge over the Cuyahoga River, also known as the High Level Bridge.

This announcement comes after last month’s news that an application to the Local Major Bridge Program had awarded the Summit County Engineer $5 Million to help fund the design of the new structure.

The new funds will be received as a result of the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024, a bipartisan government spending package that was passed earlier this evening and will sent to President Biden to be signed.

“This funding represents a major milestone in our efforts to replace the 76-year-old aging structure. It is by far the largest and most expensive piece of infrastructure that the County owns and connects our two largest cities, Akron and Cuyahoga Falls. This funding brings us one step closer to making this project a reality. It’s great news,” said Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer.  

The Summit County Engineer’s Office would like to once again thank the many supportive community partners who have advocated for the High Level Bridge Replacement Project, including Congresswoman Sykes, Senator Brown, Congressman Joyce, former Senator Rob Portman, the Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Council, the city of Akron, the city of Cuyahoga Falls, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and the many other local agencies and organizations who have written letters of support for the effort to bring this project to fruition.

Residents can keep up to date with the current project status by visiting the Summit County Engineer website and viewing our latest projects.

High Level LCCA Report Photo