The National Park Service (NPS) will close the Station Road Bridge Monday, November 16, 2020 through Friday, March 26, 2021 to remove and replace the bridge deck and paint the iron structure.
There will be no access to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Station Road Bridge Trailhead for the duration of the project.
Crews will remove and replace the bridge deck and paint the iron structure of the bridge that stretches across the Cuyahoga River in Brecksville.
The Station Road Bridge is the Cuyahoga Valley’s oldest metal truss bridge, meaning its load-bearing structure is made of connected parts, usually forming triangular sections. According to the park service, the bridge is dated 1882, but county records indicate it was likely built in 1881. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The bridge was closed to vehicles in 1980, disassembled and shipped to Elmira, New York for repair in 1991. By 1992, the bridge was reassembled and opened for recreational use. It is being renovated to improve safety and recreation access for park visitors.