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National Park Service to Temporarily Close Towpath Trail Section 12/17/18

Cuyahoga Valley National Park News Release

Pamela Barnes, 440-546-5994, 440-241-5857 (cell), or pamela_barnes@nps.gov

For Immediate Release Friday, December 14, 2018

National Park Service to Temporarily Close Towpath Trail Section

Brecksville, Ohio – The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail between Deep Lock Quarry and Hunt House will be closed beginning Monday, December 17, while a contractor installs a steel pedestrian bridge. The closure will likely continue through late winter or early spring.

The temporary closure is necessary for public safety. There will be no detour available. Please respect the closure.

This bridge is the last of four slated for replacement. Earlier in 2018, installation was halted when workers encountered a previously undiscovered stone culvert that was original to the Ohio & Erie Canal. Engineers have been working to redesign the abutment, and the bridge can now be installed without adverse effects on historic resources. The temporary detour that has been available since mid-summer will not be open during this phase.