Busy Copley bridge expected to reopen next month
The Cleveland-Massillon Road bridge over Wolf Creek is expected to reopen in late September — weather permitting, of course.
The heavily traveled bridge, which spans the city of Barberton’s drinking water reservoir, has been closed since April when beams were found to be deteriorated and it was declared unsafe for vehicles, forcing thousands of motorists who use the bridge daily to take lengthy detours.
Ruhlin Co., which was hired by Summit County for $389,447 for the emergency project, has ripped out the former bridge and are in the process of replacing the span. Seven new bridge beams are expected to be delivered the week of Aug. 19.