Sep 14, 2021

Waterfront Line Bridge Closure Press Briefing

September 14, 2021
For Immediate release

Cleveland, OH – The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) – In an effort to continuously provide transparency, we invite you to a press briefing on Tuesday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the RTA's Main Office Building, located at 1240 W. 6th St., Cleveland, OH.  For those unable to attend in person, a virtual option via WebEx is also available. (For direct call in information, please contact Natoya Walker-Minor)  The briefing will discuss the safety concerns related to the closure of the Waterfront Line Bridge. Bridge and Engineering experts will be on hand to provide an in depth overview of the emergency measures RTA is taking to resolve the imminent issue. 

RTA service on the Waterfront Line has been suspended indefinitely due to safety concerns related to the Waterfront Line Bridge. The Bridge is located on the East Bank of the Flats and extends over Front Street and the Norfolk Southern Rail tracks.

The Waterfront Line was opened on July 10, 1996, designated as a legacy project for the City of Cleveland’s Bicentennial.   The Line serves to link RTA’s Red, Blue and Green Lines from Tower City to attractions along the East Bank of the Flats and North Coast Harbor.

RTA apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may cause.  However, the safety of our riders, staff and the general public remains our top priority.

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Natoya J. Walker Minor
Deputy General Manager, Administration & External Affairs
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
1240 West 6th Street|Cleveland, Oh 44113
Email:  natoya.walker-minor@gcrta.org
Desk:  216.356.3110     |       Cell:  216.647.3614