To avoid harming or disturbing trees, SRDC sent a crew out in kayaks to measure the distance between the shore and the reach of the tree canopy. With that information the design firm for the project, URS Corporation, deigned the boardwalk 50-feet from the shore, out of reach of any overhanging limbs.
Currently all the piers are in place for the boardwalk, and half of the pier caps are on. the beams are in place on five of the total 21 boardwalk spans. On the ramp portion of the project, all of the beams are in place and the bottom portion of the ramp, where the earthen support wall must be built, is under construction. The bridge is scheduled to be complete sometime early Fall of 2014.
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