Completed : West Bath Road over the Cuyahoga River Bridge Rehabilitation Project


Oct 18, 2019

Project Details


Akron, Cuyahoga Falls

Project Contacts:

Sam Ross, PE, Construction Section Manager 

Project Schedule

Plan Year:

01-01-2019 - 11-01-2019

Construction Starts:

Jun 3, 2019

Construction Finish:

Nov 1, 2019

Bridge is now open.

The West Bath Road Bridge was closed for 150 days starting June 3, 2019. This project is on schedule to reopen November 1, 2019. Downtime was built into the project schedule in order for engineers to analyze bridge beams, complete the final design, and order the steel needed after determining how much of the current bridge was still useable. This project includes rehabilitation of the existing three-span, continuous steel beam structure (Structure No. AKR-048-0615) carrying West Bath Road (CR 48) over the Cuyahoga River. Rehabilitation items include: new reinforced concrete deck, new bridge railing, structural steel repairs, field painting of structural steel, substructure repairs, new reinforced concrete approach slabs, and minimal approach roadway work (pavement, drainage, guardrail, etc.) necessary to tie-in to the bridge. JD Williamson was the contractor on this $1.2 million dollar design-build project. 


The West Bath Road Bridge over the Cuyahoga River is located just east of Riverview Road on the Akron and Cuyahoga Falls border.

Graphical map of project site

Maintenance of Traffic:

Complete road closure for 150 days, scheduled to reopen November 1, 2019.

Image of Bath Road Bridge Deck Forming 2019 Photo by Eilert Ofstead

Image of Bath Road Bridge Right Before 2019 Reconstruction Photo by Eilert Ofstead title=


Construction Cost:




Funding Sources:

Summit County Motor Vehicle and Gas Tax funds