15.5 C
Auckland
Thursday, August 18, 2022
- Free Advertisement -spot_img
-- Free Advertisement --spot_img
HomeWorldThieves steal entire bridge in Ohio

Today's Top 10

Thieves steal entire bridge in Ohio

Police in Akron, Ohio are baffled by the theft of an entire 58-foot bridge.

The bridge (pictured) had been sitting in a field awaiting restoration, but the bandits managed to make off with the entire structure over several days.

bridge theft news Ohio

Once used by pedestrians to cross the Cuyahoga River in Akron’s Middlebury Run Park, the bridge had sat unused in a nearby field since 2004, when a wetlands restoration project got underway in the park. However, police discovered in November that someone had cleared the brush that had grown around the bridge and made off with its treated lumber deck boards, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

A week later, the entire structure – 58 feet long, 10 feet wide, with six-foot sides – was gone.

What motivated the thieves is a mystery. Police spokesman Lt. Mike Miller told Fox 8 that as the structure is made out of almost all polymers, it would have little value on the scrap market.

However, Miller said that the bridge was mostly held together with bolts, meaning anyone with a basic socket set and the time and inclination could dismantle and steal it. The bridge could then “be used for a variety of different things to include as simple as landscaping or they could use it for some other engineering project, some other large scale project.”

The city of Akron wasn’t planning on reinstalling the bridge over the Cuyahoga. Instead it was due to be used in a parking lot project in aid of a battered women’s shelter. City officials say that the bridge was valued at between $30,000 and $40,000.

The cops have appealed to the public for help finding the bridge. Among other lines of inquiry, they are quite literally looking for someone with a bridge to sell.

Image Credit: Facebook/Akron Police Dept.

Source:RT News

No login required to comment. Name, email and web site fields are optional. Please remember to keep comments respectful. We believe in free speech. Unfortunately, due the actions of one online troll, we have had to implement a manual moderation system to ensure online discussion remains civil and constructive. Your views and voice are important. Your comment will be published after moderation unless it contains hate speech or defamatory statements.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Opinion

Daily Life

Wellington
moderate rain
14.6 ° C
15 °
12.7 °
92 %
4.6kmh
100 %
Wed
15 °
Thu
15 °
Fri
15 °
Sat
14 °
Sun
14 °
- Make Your Voice Heard -spot_img

Latest