• Mount Washington walkway to undergo repairs

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    PITTSBURGH - There's no better place to catch a stunning glimpse of Pittsburgh than from Mount Washington. 

    Earlier this summer, Channel 11 first reported that sidewalks were crumbling. There were cracks and holes so large you could see down below.

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    We alerted the city and portions of the overlooks were closed off just before July 4, when thousands were expected to gather for the fireworks.

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    "They had structural problems. There are sections that are supported on precast concrete beams and those beams have become deteriorated over the years, so we closed those due to safety concerns," said Eric Setzler, chief engineer of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure.

    A contractor has been hired to start work next week and is expected to wrap up by the end of November.


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