The government shutdown leaves one Erie activism group waiting for answers in their case to save the viaduct.
As Erie CPR’s case against the city of Erie is on hold in Federal Court, crews continue to tear down the McBride Viaduct.
Erie CPR has until January 22nd to file all the necessary paperwork for an appeal. But, the organization’s president says they will keep fighting for the bridge, even as the demolition is underway.
Adam Trott, Erie CPR President, tells us, “They may be completely done before we win this, but if for some reason they’re not, it would halt the completion of the contract. There would be settlements per the terms of the contract and then we would help City Hall figure out how to restore it.”
Trott says Erie CPR continues to work on and plan for other projects to enhance Erie’s east side.