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Reviving Idea to Link Presque Isle to City of Erie

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The chairman of the Presque Isle Advisory Committee is reviving the idea of linking the park to Erie's east side. Dr. John Lyons says the time has come to add a second access point to the park, in addition to Peninsula Drive in Millcreek.

 The idea of a bridge over the Erie Channel between the north and south piers has been talked about on and off for more than 50 years.

 Lyons says he is bringing the idea back now because it is needed to help boost park attendance, improve public safety on the park and provide a loop, linking the park to Erie's bayfront.

 Lyons said, "I think the waterfront access at the pier is perfect whether it is a tunnel or a bridge. I would prefer a tunnel but we could look at all of those options."

 State Representative Pat Harkins likes the idea. But he said tight money in Harrisburg makes it highly unlikely for the project to move forward.

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