Sunday, April 24, 2016
Towpath Trail bridge south of Akron damaged by vandals; crowd-funding campaign started for repairs
On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 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.
A group 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 boardwalk. A crowd-funding page has been created to accept donations for the repair effort. All proceeds will benefit the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition to go towards the floating bridge repair.
To visit the fund-raising page and make a donation, go to: