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An opportunity to help repair the Towpath Bridge

by Ruth Kaser for Towpath News

Vandals set fire to the floating bridge north of Wilbeth Road in Akron on Tuesday, April 19. The result is the bridge is now impassable; this section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is closed and and is under investigation. The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is working in partnership with Summit Metro Parks and the City of Akron to access the damage and develop a plan for repairs to the floating boardwark.

A dedicated account has been established to help fund the repairs to the damaged floating bridge section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. If you are interested in making a contribution to the floating bridge repair, please send your contribution to: Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition 47 West Exchange Street Akron, Ohio 44308. They can also accept credit card donations over the phone: (330) 374-5657 or through Crowdrise.

Metro Parks photo of burned bridge

Metro Parks photo of burned bridge

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