ENGLEWOOD — Eric Smith, manager of the City of Englewood, spoke at the Northmont Rotary Club and provided information about a new covered bridge project which is to be built over the Stillwater River in the Englewood Reserve.
A joint venture of Five Rivers MetroParks, the City of Englewood, Butler Township and various other governmental entities, this bridge is to be a scenic addition allowing foot traffic and bicycles to cross the river at the site of the original National Road covered bridge and will connect the east and west parks that comprise Englewood Reserve.
Although it will be built to accommodate rescue and emergency service equipment, it is not designed for vehicular traffic.
Also, Smith gave an update on the various construction projects in and around the Englewood area with a special emphasis on the I-70/Main Street interchange upgrade. Everyone was pleased to learn that not only was the project going well, it is presently ahead of schedule.
Eric Smith and Rotarian Patricia Burnside, mayor of Englewood, holding an artist’s rendition of the covered bridge that will span the Stillwater River to connect the east and west parks of the Englewood Reserve.