HERMITAGE, Pa. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is announcing the closure of the pedestrian/equestrian bridge near the intersection of Hamburg Road and Stamm Road, along the Shenango Trail (Lat. 41°19'26.09"N Long. 80°20'30.70"W).
The closure is a result of the degradation experienced by the bridge since its construction. For the public’s safety, the bridge will remain closed while the district considers future actions.
All other sections of the Shenango Trail remain open. Trail users should consider alternate routes to access the trail.
For questions, contact Shenango River Lake staff at (724) 962-7746.
Background: Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938, Shenango River Lake is one of 16 flood-control projects in the Pittsburgh District and provides flood protection for the Shenango River Valley, and the Beaver and upper Ohio rivers. Since its completion in 1965, Shenango Dam has prevented more than $252 million in flood damages.
Pittsburgh District’s 26,000 square miles include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland, and southwestern New York. It has more than 328 miles of navigable waterways, 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multi-purpose flood-control reservoirs, 42 local flood-protection projects, and other projects to protect and enhance the nation’s water resources infrastructure and environment.
Media can contact the Public Affairs office at CELRP-PA@usace.army.mil or 412-395-7500.
Know. Take. Wear. Know the waterways. Take a safety course. Wear your life jacket.
Release no. 23-019