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Powell officials address concerns over crumbling pedestrian overpass

When a popular Powell park cut through suddenly closed, people reached out to "6 On Your Side." (WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- When a popular Powell park cut through suddenly closed, people reached out to "6 On Your Side."

Marsha Conroy and Kim Seaquist said the tunnel, a shortcut from one side of Powell's Adventure Park to the other, has been in bad shape for some time.

"Trains go over here 8-10 times a day," said Conroy. "[There are] long lengths of trains, short lengths, morning, noon and night. And that debris falls with the vibration every time it goes over."

Powell closed the railroad tunnel back in March.

"You would like to see it sealed off until they fix it, absolutely, because right now the kids can climb the fence and get over it."

"6 On Your Side" took their concerns to Powell city leaders. Megan Canavan, the city's public information officer, said they're working on it.

"Right now, we're in the process of securing a contractor who can actually do the repairs and also meet all of the insurance requirements that the city has in place, and also CSX," said Canavan.

Canavan said the city didn't know people were scaling the fence to cut through the tunnel.

"We're working with our public service department to make sure we seal that off even more," said Canavan.

Those were answers that made Conroy and Seaquist very happy.

“Could you come back when it's completed? And see the finished product?”

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