The battle over McBride Viaduct still isn’t over, some say.

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     The McBride Viaduct continues to be at the center of a debate between Erie residents and Erie City officials.  Recently, Mayor Joe Schember told a group speaking at city hall on behalf of saving the bridge that, “[I]t’s over.  The bridge is coming down.”
     But that hasn’t stopped this movement from continuing forward as it gains new supporters through conversation and rallies like the one held at the bridge Saturday morning.  Despite frigid temperatures several first-time ralliers attended the event.   With music, art and light refreshments Erie CPR is demonstrating simple ways this community space could be utilized if repurposed.
     The group is organizing a trip to Harrisburg in an attempt to gain support on this issue from Pennsylvania State Governor Tom Wolf.  Many of the supporters attending this latest demonstration expressed their frustration with the city’s new administration citing Mayor Schember’s campaign promise to listen to the needs of the people.  “The more they don’t listen, the louder we have to get,” says Kevin Pastewka a resident of Erie who supports saving the bridge.
If you would like to join this effort, there is a Facebook page dedicated to the issue called: Rethink the McBride Viaduct. (click here)

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