Completed : Cuyahoga Valley National Park Pedestrian/Trail Bridge
Jul 27, 2023
Joe Paradise, PE
02-15-2023 - 11-30-2023
Jun 1, 2022
Jul 27, 2023
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park with the Summit County Engineer constructed a new pedestrian/trail bridge over the Cuyahoga River in Boston Township, Summit County. The new bridge is located approximately 200-250 feet south of the Boston Mills Road Bridge. The bridge connects with the parking lot on the west side which serves the newly opened Boston Mill Visitor Center (2019), Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, and Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Boston Trailhead. The new bridge will provide a safe pedestrian connection between the parking lot, Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, and the new Visitor Center & Station. The new bridge is within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).
The Summit County Engineer applied from Transportation Alternative Program funds, programmed through the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study, for this pedestrian bridge, on behalf of CVNP. The Summit County Engineer administered the project and CVNP will pay the local share.
The low bidder on this project was Black Horse Construction. Construction has been completed and the pedestrian bridge was officially opened following the ribbon cutting ceremony that was held on 07/27/2023. In the future, the contractor on the project will remove the haul road that was used throughout construction.
Maintenance of Traffic:
The project will require two closures of the Cuyahoga River Water Trail. Each closure will be for 1-2 days. River closure information will be available on the CVNP and Cuyahoga River Water Trail websites.