Ohio Police Confused After Thieves Steal 58 Foot Long Pedestrian Bridge From Field
Police in Ohio have been left confused after thieves stole a 58-foot-long pedestrian bridge from a field.
The incident took place in a field near the city of Akron, which is located in the US state of Ohio.
The bridge had been removed from Middlebury Run Park as part of a wetlands restoration project until local officials could decide what to do with it.
But now it has suddenly gone missing, leaving the police confused.
Akron Police Lieutenant Michael Miller said: “I have not heard of anything that large—albeit it disassembled but actually stolen, I can’t think of anything comparable.”
He added: “We know it will be met with mystery and questions: who and how and why? All of those are unanswered. It ranks high on the list of mysteries, that’s for sure.”
Miller also said: “The bridge is almost all polymer I’m told and really just connected by some bolts, so if you have any equipment, sockets or anything of that nature, it wouldn’t have been very difficult at all to start the process of disassembling that.”
The Akron Police Department said in a statement: “The pictured 58’ long, 10’ wide, & 6’ high bridge was formerly installed at Middlebury Run Park. When a wetland restoration was done there it was removed and stored in a field on the west side of Seiberling St. (behind the Harwick Standard Corporation).
“On November 3rd, it was discovered that someone had cleared brush around it and removed the treated deck boards. On November 11th, the entire structure was gone. If you have any information or knowledge of the whereabouts of this bridge, please contact Akron Police Detective D. Forney at 330-375-2464.”