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Sidewalk Fail

By Richard Whittaker, August 29, 2014, News

We asked for photos of the most ­danger­ous or poorly maintained sidewalks in Austin, and you sent them. @CapMetroBlues tweeted us this image of a spot well known to Hyde Park residents: the northeast corner of 45th and Duval, right next to two apartment complexes and a convenience store. Between the sloping concrete, the utility pole, and the temporary gravel patch that's been there about five years and counting, this one crams a lot of fail into a tiny space.

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