The Ohio Department of Transportation has completed work on the $2.7 million Lake Rd. Bridge replacement over Cahoon Creek. The road reopened Wednesday.
Work included resurfacing and widening of the bridge, complete with pedestrian buffer zones and a trail underneath to provide access from the Cahoon basin to Lake Erie.
On Monday, September 23, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7 p.m. at the west end of the bridge, conducted by Mayor Paul Koomar, City Council President Dwight Clark, City Council and other city leaders. The bridge was accessible to pedestrians from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Guests enjoyed great views from the sleek, new structure that runs just along side the Scout Cabin in Cahoon Park below. River bank drainage has been improved by the addition of stone stabilization created from repurposed concrete from the old bridge. Also notable is the start of a new trail that will lead to the Bay Point across the creek from Bay Boat Club as part of the City’s developing Master Plan focusing on community connectivity.
“Thank you for your patience while this construction project was being completed. We know this was an inconvenience for everyone, but it was an important infrastructure project,” said Mayor Koomar and Council President Clark.
- Project Start Date: April 1, 2019
- Project Completion Date: October 31, 2019
- Project Overview: replacement of 1917 bridge that spans Cahoon Creek. The new bridge structure will provide dedicated bike lanes, wider sidewalks and a provision for trail connectivity under the bridge.