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.