Conditions Delay Sharpsburg Fishing Pier Project

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
8 December 2011
By staff reports

Swift currents on the Allegheny River, weather and other factors are delaying the installation of a new fishing pier at the 13th Street boat ramp area in Sharpsburg.

In September, Sharpsburg Borough Council awarded an $111,000 contract to Pampena Landscaping for the construction of the 30-foot-long, "T"-shaped fishing pier that will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Officials are waiting for the contractor's final schedule, according to consulting engineer Bob Zischkau.

"It's essential that we take our time with the installation process to ensure that the pier is correctly installed," Councilman Matthew Rudzki said.

The borough secured grants of about $110,000 from the state, Allegheny County and the Port of Pittsburgh for the pier.