County closes Christman Road Bridge in Green; replacement due in 2023

An aging bridge that spans a section of Nimisila Reservoir in Green was closed Friday by the Summit County Engineer’s Office.

Built in 1936, the Christman Road bridge had been open with a vehicle weight limit, but had become unsafe, the engineer’s office said in a press release and follow-up email. It had been scheduled to be replaced next year, but the timetable may be moved up, the office said.

Motorists will need to use a detour route that involves Mount Pleasant Road, Arlington Road and Killinger Road.

Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker said in the release that rapid deterioration has necessitated the move until the bridge can be replaced.

In a follow-up email, Brubaker said the decision was made to protect travelers on the span and that his office would work to expedite a quick replacement.

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