Reversible “Progress”

The ratty, old steel guardrails on Riverside Drive did a fair job of standing the tests of time and drunks.  The new, wood guardrail got (and failed) its first test about 02:00 Friday morning on the curve just west of the 42d St. parking lot.

The folks who installed the railing did a nice job of setting it straight; our Friday morning visitor undid that straightness,

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mostly by moving the posts.

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If our City repairs the new guardrail with the same care that they bring to picking up the leaves on Riverside Drive, we are in for a deteriorating wooden eyesore.

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Your tax dollars at “work.”