Akron, OH (April 19, 2016) - On Tuesday, April 19, vandals severely damaged the floating bridge north of Wilbeth Road in Akron, Ohio by setting fire to a forty foot section of the popular Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
Due to the nature of the vandalism, this section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is closed and it is under investigation.
We are 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 boardwalk.
We established a dedicated account 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
We can also accept credit card donations over the phone: (330) 374-5657 or through Crowdrise.