Aug 16, 2022

GCRTA – Waterfront Line Bridge Update

RTA service on the Waterfront Line remains suspended 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.

Since closing the Waterfront Line to transit service RTA has implemented four interim support towers to stabilize the bridge until a permanent solution is designed and built.

The design of the necessary repairs to the bridge and retaining walls has been completed by RTA and the project is currently in procurement with bids due on August 25, 2022.

For Browns fans attending home games this season, RTA will not be able to provide alternate service due to normal game day congestion and street closures.  Fans riding the Red, Green or Blue Lines to Tower City are directed to walk north on West 3rd Street to First Energy Stadium.

The goal is to have the repairs completed in time for the start of the Browns 2023 season.

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