Construction crews assembled three large bridge sections that arrived by truck this morning, and by afternoon had put together and lifted into place a 175-foot-long, 30-foot high, 60-ton bridge spanning Scranton Road as part of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail.
The Cleveland Foundation's centennial legacy grant of $5 million to the Trust for Public Land for the Lake Link Trail project commemorates the foundation's 100 years of impact in Greater Cleveland. The Trust for Public Land's Parks for People - Cleveland program collaborates with Cleveland Metroparks, the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, LAND Studio, Inc. and additional community partners to increase parkland and trails connecting Cleveland neighborhoods with Lake Erie at Whiskey Island.
The Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail ultimately will connect the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath at the southern end of Scranton Peninsula and traverse a transformed 1.3-mile abandoned railroad right-of-way through the West Bank of the Flats, terminating at Cleveland Metroparks Wendy Park on Whiskey Island. An important piece of the Lake Link Trail, the pedestrian bridge will help to connect thousands of people to the picturesque views of Wendy Park and Whiskey Island.
For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
SANAA JULIEN - 216-635-3229,
JOE YACHANIN -216-635-3310,