• The town of Erie for months has been examining demolition of the Kahkwa Bridge, which carries Kahkwa Boulevard above Ravine Push, close to Erie Yacht Club
  • Bridge is in disrepair, and neighbors protested ideas to make obtain road to Ravine Generate all through demolition
  • Although obtain street no for a longer time occurring, town is pursuing demolition of bridge designs for new bridge not nonetheless determined

The metropolis of Erie is getting closer to demolishing a 101-calendar year-previous bridge that contributed to the divide between Mayor Joe Schember and a neighborhood close to the bluffs that overlook the Erie Yacht Club.

Erie Metropolis Council on Wednesday is to vote on regardless of whether to approve a $200,500 deal to tear down the Kahkwa Bridge, which carries Kahkwa Boulevard over Ravine Drive, the only route to and from the Yacht Club and the smaller Ferncliff community upcoming to it.

No company timeline for the demolition as been founded for the sidewalk-lined bridge, which is for automobiles and pedestrians, best town officers reported.

Also undetermined is what the replacement bridge will appear like, they explained. The greater part of neighbors favor a vehicular bridge with increased pedestrian walkways, according to a town-administered study.

Erie City Council on Wednesday is to vote on whether to approve a $200,500 bid to demolish the bridge that carries Kahkwa Boulevard, top, over Ravine Drive, shown in March. The 101-year-old bridge is in disrepair. Ravine Drive leads to the Erie Yacht Club.

Neighbors protested Schember’s first prepare that would have put a everlasting entry street via the ravines that line Ravine Push. The street would have offered an alternate route for autos while the bridge was remaining demolished and during any other blockages of Ravine Push.

Prepare fuels discontent:Erie neighborhood cherishes its ravines. Metropolis to build street via them for bridge venture

Neighbors explained they ended up worried the entry street would maximize website traffic, destroy wildlife and trees and lessen their assets values. 1 of the proposed routes for the access highway would have run via a ravine off Rosemont Avenue, a tranquil, tree-lined street.