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Suspension Bridge

Updated: Feb 28

A unique silver, architecturally designed suspension bridge, first built in 1895, looks like it leads to a castle. The bridge crosses Mill Creek in Mill Creek Park. The ornate bridge was restored in 2007,

Panoramic Views & Whimsical Charm: A Walk Across Mill Creek Park's Suspension Bridge

The Suspension Bridge in Mill Creek Park, Youngstown, Ohio, is a historic landmark and a popular attraction for visitors. Built in 1895, it's the oldest of the six bridges in the park. Designed by Charles Fowler of the Youngstown Bridge Co., following the wishes of Volney Rogers to create fanciful park entrances, the bridge has a unique and charming design.

The bridge is 86 feet long and 32 feet wide and carries Valley Drive across Mill Creek, connecting the park's east and west sides. Interestingly, it has been nicknamed the "Silver Bridge," the "Cinderella Bridge," the "Castle Bridge," and the "Walt Disney Bridge" throughout its history, reflecting its whimsical appearance.

The bridge underwent a major rehabilitation project in 2007 to repair the historic structure, restore its visual prominence, and improve its structural integrity. Today, it remains a beloved landmark in Mill Creek Park, offering scenic views of the creek and the surrounding parkland.

  • It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

  • It is a popular spot for photos, especially weddings and prom pictures.

  • The bridge is located near the Mill Creek Park Amphitheater and the West Cohasset Trail, which leads to Cascade Gorge Natural Pool.

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