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Cleveland Massillon Road Bridge over Wolf Creek (Barberton Reservoir)

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Cleveland-Massillon Road over Wolf Creek which feeds the Barberton Reservoir is currently closed to traffic because of serious and rapid deterioration of the exterior bridge beams. SCE crews removed the asphalt from the bridge and determined the interior beams were in poor condition necessitating closing the bridge. The bridge was built in 1922 and rehabilitated in 1977. Extensive deterioration was discovered as the result of a request for maintenance service to patch a small hole in the asphalt that formed at the edge of the bridge deck. Summit County Council declared the deterioration an emergency, allowing the Engineer's office to proceed with a quicker contract procurement process. The County hired Ruhlin Construction to rehabilitate the bridge for $389,447.50.  The project calls for removing the bridge deck, box beams, and the abutments to one foot below water level. Then the contractor will be constructing a rehabilitated bridge with new upper portions of the abutments. Bridge demolition began on July 18th. The anticipated completion date is in early October.