JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Action News Jax viewer Corey Duval reached out after he said he fell through bricks while running the Riverwalk.
"As I'm walking back to the area, the bricks actually started to fall in under me as I'm walking on the surface," Duval said.
Duval said he called the nonemergency line to report it, but the next day, nothing had changed.
When Action News Jax went to the Riverwalk on Tuesday morning, people were running and walking by the area with gaping holes.
Viewer says he ran the riverwalk last night and his foot went through the brick walkway. Today the walkway is still open with gaping holes. We have requested comment from @CityofJax & inspection reports . This is near the landing. @ActionNewsJax at 5:30 pic.twitter.com/2Uv3bzILW2— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax) October 8, 2019
Action News Jax reported in 2012 that a crane caused a part of Liberty Street to collapse. The city said construction crews violated weight restrictions for the bridge.
Action News Jax reached out to the city of Jacksonville for comment and for the latest inspection reports of the Riverwalk.
A spokesperson sent in this statement:
"Parks and public works both have crews investigating this issue and they will work quickly to safeguard this area. We will let you know as soon as we have any additional information."
After Action News Jax investigating the crumbling Riverwalk, a fence was put up to keep people from walking in that area.
Update! A fence has been put up to prevent people from walking this portion of the river walk. This comes after a viewer fell into collapsing bricks on his run and we reached out to the city. They say they're investigating @ActionNewsJax at 6 pic.twitter.com/uq4R6NNUv1— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax) October 8, 2019
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