CLEVELAND — The $12.3 million project to create a lift bridge connecting Voinovich Bicentennial Park to the walkway behind the Great Lakes Science Center is roughly half completed.
Right now, a visit to Voinovich Park shows an Operator’s building and structures that will house mechanical equipment to make the bridge work being built on and near Voinovich Park.
The project was designed by the City of Cleveland and work is being done by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Work started in July 2019 the bridge is expected to be operational in the summer 2021.
Metroparks trail update
Millions of dollars in Metroparks trail projects are also slated to be completed in 2021.
The 1.25-mile Whiskey Island Connectors will link Edgewater Park to Whiskey Island while keeping cyclists and pedestrians off the road.
A $6-million bridge is also under construction to connect the West Bank of the Flats directly to Wendy Park over the Ontario Stone Corporation and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.
The 2.25-mile Red Line Greenway will eventually connect Columbus Road near the Cuyahoga River to the Michael Zone Recreation Center Park at West 65th Street and Lorain Avenue.
INTRO vertical construction starts
Final slab on grade pour today. All vertical from here on out! And timber is into production. Our goal is to create the best designed, most unique and desirable rental building in Cleveland. And one that's sure to change the landscape of Ohio City for many years to come. #cle pic.twitter.com/LAJKL1Gnke— Dan Whalen (@dwhalen5) September 1, 2020
The project’s website says it will be “America’s largest mass timber project,” and will be available in spring 2022.
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