Riverfront park coming together...

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Riverfront park coming together...

Postby pratt » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:09 am

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07116/781063-147.stm


A key piece of the puzzle that makes up the 335-mile hiking and biking trail from Point State Park to Washington, D.C., is about to be put into place.

Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and U.S. Steel Chairman John Surma will announce this afternoon that the county will take possession of 1.89 miles of land where gas lines once ran from the Clairton Works to the Homestead Works.

That land, which runs from Munhall, along the south bank of the Monongahela River through West Mifflin under Kennywood Park and into Duquesne, is property the county has been trying to acquire for more than two years to fill in one of the few remaining gaps in the trail.
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Postby pratt » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:32 am

more promising news
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07117/781440-84.stm

Mr. Surma and county Chief Executive Dan Onorato said they want to work with Linda McKenna Boxx, the president of the Allegheny Trail Alliance, and Hanna Hardy, the Steel Valley Trail Council president, to get the trail to Point State Park completed by 2008, the year of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary....

Andrew R. Quinn, director of community relations for the waterpark, said there are a couple of "pinch points" where the company has not figured out how to run the trail. One is over a culvert that has collapsed, leaving a hole in the parking lot. The other is near a bridge abutment.

He pledged those problems would be resolved so that the trail would run uninterrupted past Sandcastle by next year.
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