Cleveland Metroparks installed a brand new pedestrian bridge over Euclid Creek earlier today, connecting Villa Angela and Wildwood parks in the lakefront section of the Euclid Creek Reservation.
The 150-foot, ADA accessible pedestrian bridge will improve visitor access from Villa Angela to Wildwood by crossing over Euclid Creek at the existing trail rather than requiring walkers or cyclists to circle up toward the road to get to the current crossing. This $678,000 project is under construction now and should be open by May 31. The project also includes 800-feet of all purpose trail, trail lighting, and beach-front landscaping.
The bridge, installed by Platform Contracting, is approximately 10 feet above the creek and will allow for new views of Lake Erie and the creek bed.
In the near future, visitors to Euclid Beach, Villa Angela and Wildwood parks can expect to see upwards of $2.5 million in capital improvements over the next 24 months as part of the ongoing fulfillment of the Park District's Lakefront Master Plan.
These improvements will be guided by several overarching principles including making the parks clean and safe for all visitors, incorporating elements of urban ecology and sustainability, connecting people with water, enhancing access through wayfinding signage and improved connections to surrounding neighborhoods and existing greenspaces, and supporting the lakefront as a catalyst for strengthening the community.
For more information and to see the Lakefront Master Plan drafts, please visit http://bit.ly/1JPMqnY