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Landscape student to spruce up Sharpsburg gateway

| Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Penn State University student is designing a new entrance into Sharpsburg and Etna at the 62nd Street Bridge to spruce up the industrial landscape of concrete and bridge girders.

Landscape architectural student Josh Lippert, 23, is developing the design as well as plans to plant trees and install rain gardens and other water drainage improvements in Sharpsburg.

The gateway at the 62nd Street Bridge, known as the "triangle," encompasses the land that separates North Main Street from Main Street near the bridge.

PennDOT has been using the space as a staging area for Route 28 roadwork.

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