August 7, 1988 |
A group of Westtown residents will need the cooperation of a developer if they are to prevent the construction of a walkway behind their houses. The 34 residents, who live in the section of the South Hills development between South New Street and West Pleasant Grove Road, have been fighting since June to prevent the construction of a 5-foot-wide walkway in a 25-foot right of way behind houses on Dunvegan Road and John Anthony Drive. In a letter to township officials, solicitor Robert Adams said there "could be valid reasons to justify the modification of the plan.
June 18, 1989 |
It looked like a simple plan. Benjamin Obdyke Inc. on Wednesday night went before the Warminster Township Zoning Hearing Board seeking a variance to build an enclosed walkway between its existing 100,000-square-foot building in the John Fitch Industrial Park at Steamboat Drive and Jacksonville Road, and a proposed 66,863-square-foot warehouse 80 feet away. But the walkway would cross a property line, allowing it to encroach upon the 25-foot sideyard requirement. After being reassured that the walkway would be dismantled if either property ever changed hands, the board voted 3-0 to grant the variance.
May 26, 2000 |
The pedestrian walkway that collapsed at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., was built with material contaminated with calcium chloride, which corroded the steel beams, investigators said yesterday. The testing lab hired by the speedway to investigate Saturday's collapse found high levels of calcium chloride in the concrete slabs on the 320-footlong bridge, said Charles Manning, of Accident Reconstruction Analysts in Raleigh. Saturday night, an 80-foot section collapsed, spilling fans leaving the raceway onto U.S. 29 about 17 feet below.
June 26, 1988 |
Residents of the New South Hills development have told the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors that they would rather do their strolling in the street than on a proposed walkway behind their houses. A five-foot-wide walkway that would be in a 25-foot-wide right-of-way running behind the houses was included in the plan for the 27-house development, east of South New Street and south of Pleasant Grove Road, when it was approved more than 15 months ago. Twenty-three New South Hills residents came to the supervisors' meeting Monday to tell the board they were against the walkway's construction, and 34 residents signed a petition protesting the walkway.
October 30, 1988 |
In an effort to improve pedestrian safety around Chester County Hospital, the West Goshen Board of Supervisors will ask hospital officials to consider building a walkway over or under East Marshall Street. The supervisors decided Tuesday night to write to the hospital in response to a letter from Laurence M. Weinberg, a doctor at the hospital. In his letter, Weinberg asked the township to paint lines indicating a crosswalk between the hospital and a professional office center across East Marshall Street.
June 22, 1989 |
Residents of the "new" South Hills development can now do their strolling on a specially built walkway instead of in the street. The Westtown Township Board of Supervisors has officially accepted the dedication of a walkway behind a section of the South Hills development three years after the development's approval. The supervisors voted 3-0 Monday to approve the 5-foot-wide, wood chip- covered walkway, which was constructed in a 25-foot right-of-way behind the 27 houses on Dunvegan Road and John Anthony Drive.
May 14, 2011 |
LONDON - A Singapore investment company will build a $97 million half-mile walkway on the River Thames in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics, London Mayor Boris Johnson said Friday. He said the pontoon would enable pedestrians to stroll on the Thames from central London to the Tower of London, where the capital's financial district meets the storied East End. Detailed plans have not been submitted, but the walkway will include commercial attractions such as exhibitions, rented event space, and vendors.
December 31, 1986 |
Someone in Brooklawn is giving new meaning to the word tacky. And the residents of the borough are not pleased. "It has come to my attention that someone is spreading tacks, hundreds oftacks, on the crosswalk behind the railroad, where kids ride bikes," aresident, Ed Clark, said during a Borough Council meeting on Dec. 8. "What'sgoing on?" A lot of flat tires, for one thing. "One kid got three or four flats, and several others had flats also," saidPolice Chief John Reader in an interview.
July 8, 1990 |
A 23-year-old woman who tried to jump from an elevated walkway just off Head House Square early this morning was impaled on a pair of 15-inch iron spikes on a wall below, and had to be cut free by rescue crews, authorities said. The woman, whose identity police had not confirmed this morning, was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with one of the spikes still imbedded in her abdomen, authorities said. She was undergoing emergency surgery early this morning. According to Fire Battalion Chief Mike Kucowski, the woman became impaled when she jumped about 10 feet from an elevated deck at the rear of the Abbotts Square parking complex at Second and Lombard Streets about 12:30 a.m. She landed on half-inch-thick reinforcement spikes protruding from the top of a concrete wall.