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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 10:14am

Study: Savannah Riverwalk 'Unstable'

Engineers have found that parts of the Savannah Riverwalk extension are unstable, and the Savannah City Council plans to review a consultant's report that outlines the concerns.

The report found that the riverwalk extension has unstable sections of sheet piling and overstressed anchors that could cause structural failures.

The 41-page report is to be presented Wednesday to the Savannah City Council. A copy of the draft report was obtained by the Savannah Morning News, which submitted a public records request for it.

The Savannah Riverwalk extension is meant to ensure greater public access to downtown's waterway in one of the South's top tourist destinations.

The city has spent about $2.2 million on the riverwalk project.