Construction on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail segment in Baldwin Borough is now completed and open to the public. Fly like an eagle down to the new and improved Baldwin Borough segment!
For several years there has been a ponding issue on a section of the TRHT in Baldwin Borough. This ponding issue is the result of a drainage pipe coming from railroad property and increased rainfall in the region. Due to the low elevation of the trail at this point, the water becomes trapped forming a ponding of up to several inches deep and 20 yards long.
For the past five years Friends has diligently worked toward a solution to this issue. This site provides a unique challenge in that it is landlocked by private landowners with limited access for maintenance or repairs. Friends implemented temporary, low-cost fixes, but these were unsuccessful due to increased water in the area. Working with a local engineering firm, Friends identified another solution that would reside solely on Friend’s property. Due to limited space, this solution is more costly than originally anticipated. Friends will place a pipe underneath the trail that will carry the water from the drainage pipe from railroad property and connect into existing drainage on the river side of the trail and flow to the river.
Support for this project comes from the Department of Community and Economic Development Multi-Modal Program, the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy, and individual donors.