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Etna shores up landslide near Pine Street walking bridge

Mary Ann Thomas
| Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, 12:57 p.m.

Etna Borough is completing an emergency repair for a 30-foot landslide near the base of the Pine Street walking bridge.

The five-day, $50,000 project is scheduled to be completed by Friday (Aug. 3), according to Mary Ellen Ramage, borough secretary.

A contractor is installing a wall to shore up the slide and will then backfill to prevent future issues, she said.

“We were very fortunate that no homes were affected,” Ramage said.

A 15-foot wide section of a steep hillside along Little Pine Creek at the end of Pine Street started to slide in June because of the heavy rains, according to Ramage.

The borough wanted to stop the slide before it got worse, potentially impacting one of the walking bridge abutments and the end of Pine Street, she said.

The borough is tapping its general fund to pay for the project.

They awarded the contract to the lowest bidder, Gregori Construction of Clinton Township, according to Ramage.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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