Bartges Street Bridge and Towpath

City of Akron


The Bartges Street Bridge and Towpath Project called for Kenmore to replace the existing box beam bridge on Bartges Street in downtown Akron and replace it with a new pre-cast concrete bridge that will cross both the canal and the proposed towpath trail with a series of two arched spans. The next phase of the project was to construct a towpath trail on the east side of the Ohio and Erie Canal which included a premanufactured pedestrian bridge over the canal. Additional work included the pavement reconstruction, utility relocation, sanitary sewers, and the demolition of the existing Falor Street Bridge.