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Rider Alert: Center Street Swing Bridge

The historic Center Street Swing Bridge closed this week, and is scheduled to remain that way until at least October. While the bridge undergoes a renovation, riders and pedestrians will have to consider detour options in order to connect between the Lakefront Bikeway or Wendy Park Bridge and the Red Line Greenway or Centennial Lake Link Trail (which connects to the Towpath Trail).

The official bike and pedestrian detour from the Cleveland Metroparks and ODOT can be found here and is as follows:

Depending on whether you are connecting to/from the Lakefront Bikeway at W28th, or to/from the Wendy Park Bridge – we offer these additional options. These are much shorter, but come with their own pluses and minuses.

These first two options use Franklin Boulevard, which is due to close sometime in 2022 as work on Irishtown Bend begins – so these will no longer be valid when that happens. Pedestrians should note that the sidewalk on Franklin is missing for a section, and rather narrow and bumpy when it is there. The third option is best for pedestrians, but bikes can use it provided that you walk your bike on the sidewalk on Old Superior between Robert Lockwood Jr. Drive and the bridge if traveling eastbound. Old Superior is one-way down the hill westbound.

Option 1 | Lakefront Bikeway Connection

Option 2 | Wendy Park Bridge Connection

Option 3 | Detroit-Superior Bridge Connection