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Pittsburgh plans missing link in riverfront trail

The Associated Press
| Thursday, November 20, 2008 12:00 p.m

A city-county authority has plans for an $8.5 million riverfront park in Pittsburgh. The plan is being described as the “missing link” to a continuous recreation trail along the southern shore of the Allegheny River.

Currently, the trail is interrupted by a gap that runs roughly from the city’s Strip District, an open-air market place during the day that’s also home to several night clubs and restaurants, to Point State Park.

The park would extend the trail through that area and include a platform that would extend about 25 feet into the water where boats could dock. The Sports & Exhibition Authority has most of the funds for the park, but still needs about $2.3 million.

The area is now a mostly inaccessible concrete shoreline.

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