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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) Shortcut Closed

The MBT has completed the fencing between the trail and the railroad tracks. Those that live in Edgewood know that many people cut across the railroad tracks and hop over the ledge as a shortcut to the metro - a potentially dangerous shortcut. Well now they have closed that shortcut with the MBT fence and someone added some very sharp wire to the spot on the ledge where people were jumping off to get to the metro bridge. I saw people today using the shortcut despite the new wire and fencing. One guy got stuck in the wire and did some damage to his jacket and another cut himself. I wonder if this was the best way to stop this shortcut from being used. Looks like the pedestrian bridge cannot be built soon enough.

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