Big Steel was Flying at the Towpath Mounds

The Towpath Trail took a big step forward this past Friday and Saturday as Mark Haynes Construction craned in a 40-ton, prefabricated steel truss bridge that connects Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension running 1.9 miles from the northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Ave in Tremont. On Saturday an 19-ton cantilevered observation deck was installed that when complete, will give trail users a sweeping view of the valley’s industrial corridor.

Stage 3 provides an important link between Cleveland’s populous Tremont neighborhood, the employment and retail center Steelyard Commons and the public outdoor recreation area Clark Fields. For more information on Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail, go to