Mill Creek Park to Rehab Idora Bridge This Summer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the iconic landmarks in Mill Creek Park, the Idora Bridge, will undergo a $250,000 rehabilitation project this summer.

The project calls for cleaning the bridge’s stone abutments, retaining walls, extending the sidewalk, replacing wooden railings, installing a catch basin and resurfacing the roadway. Most of the funding for the project ­– 80% – comes from a Federal Highway Administration Surface Transportation Program grant.

The bridge was built in 1895 by Charles Fowler of the Youngstown Bridge Co. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and, nearly 30 years later, underwent a major restoration project to improve its appearance and structural integrity.

During construction, the bridge will be open to pedestrian and bike traffic, but closed to vehicles for a maximum of 45 days.

As part of the rehabilitation process, Mill Creek MetroParks is seeking public comment about the social, environmental and economic impact of the project.

Comments can be submitted by mail to Andrew Steingass P.O. Box 596 Canfield OH 44406, by phone at 330 702 3000, by fax at 330 702 3010, or by email at

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