Cuyahoga Valley National Park–Ohio Turnpike Bridge

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Cuyahoga Valley NP–Ohio Turnpike Bridge
Coordinates: 41.2558313, -81.5560171
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Tips for birding Ohio Turnpike Bridge
Peregrine Falcons have used the Ohio Turnpike Bridge over the Cuyahoga River as a nesting site.

Beginning in spring 2008, a pair of peregrine falcons, “Rocky” and “Lara”, nested successfully beneath the high-level I-80 Turnpike Bridge over the Cuyahoga River in Boston Township. Falcons have returned every year and have produced chicks. This pair of falcons can be seen year round in the area south of the Boston Store Visitor Center.
Peregrine Falcons in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Birds of Interest: Peregrine Falcons nest in the support under the north side of the bridge where it crosses above the Cuyahoga River very close to Riverview Road—see circled area on bridge photo.
From Susan Carpenter

Warning: All areas of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are prone to deer ticks from the early spring until late fall, so prepare accordingly before birding.

About Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.
From Cuyahoga Valley National Park website

No restrooms at this location. Restrooms at locations identified on Cuyahoga Valley National Park map. Most areas have non-flush toilets; there are flush toilets available at the Pine Hollow parking lot on Quick Road and the Virginia Kendall Lake lodge building.