Ponding Near Eagle Viewing Area in Baldwin

GAP Mile 142 | Reported on | Last Updated:

Heavy rains have resulting in ponding between mile markers 142 and 143 along the GAP between Homestead and Pittsburgh’s South Side, adjacent to the popular eagle viewing area. This is a known hazard after significant storms stall over the region — this time, early on September 1 — and is exacerbated by acute drainage issues in the immediate watershed. Please slow down and travel cautiously. Friends of the Riverfront is arranging a fix to this hazard, one that is complicated by tight quarters, high trail traffic, the need to work among several owners of that short section of the GAP, privately-owned neighboring parcels, the adjacent active railroad, limited vehicular access, and all the associated permitting and engineering plans that must be arranged in advance, in addition to fundraising so that work can commence. The Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy has made a $10,000 grant out of proceeds from the publication of TrailGuide to support the eventual solution.

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