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Cuyahoga Valley National Park to close Station Road Bridge beginning on Nov. 16 for repairs

Station Road Bridge
Posted at 7:54 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 11:31:34-05

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The Station Road Bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be closed for several months as contractors renovate the bridge.

After 30 years, this historic structure needs another makeover. The Station Road Bridge will be closed from Nov. 16 to March 26, 2021, as contractors work to remove and replace the bridge deck.

The Station Road Bridge dates back to 1881. The bridge linked Station Road in Cuyahoga County to Pine Hill Road in Summit County.

Because bridges are often replaced, this is the only metal truss bridge of its kind left in Cuyahoga Valley, according to the national park.

In the past, the bridge was dissembled and shipped to Elmira, NY for repair in 1991. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Due to this closure, there will be no access to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath from Station Road Bridge Trailhead for the duration of the project.

The parking lot and restrooms will remain open for visitors.

Other parking for access to the towpath can be found at Canal Exploration Center or at Boston Mill Visitor Center.