Irwin explores fixing Little Knights Kingdom Playground
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Irwin council Wednesday night took a step toward fixing problems that have closed Little Knights Kingdom playground at Irwin Park for about a year.
The playground, built of wood to resemble a castle, has been closed since spring 2011. Borough officials closed the playground because of the condition of the bridge leading to the play area.
They discovered the bridge's supports were sliding off their foundations, some by almost a foot, council President John Cassandro said.
He said borough Engineer Lucien Bove and Jim Halfhill, Irwin public works director, guessed it would take around $100,000 to fix the bridge, put down surface materials and do some repairs to the playground equipment in Little Knights Kingdom.
Wednesday night, council voted to ask Mr. Bove to figure out what he will charge to do a complete engineering study of the bridge problem. The engineering survey would come up with accurate estimates on how much it would cost to fix the bridge where it stands; or move it closer to the Irwin Amphitheater, Mr. Cassandro said.
First Published May 9, 2012 10:58 pm