Contractors to finish seawall on schedule

Marine contractors will be working to finish up a nearly $600,000 project on Grand Haven's south channel wall, in an effort to get repairs completed on its earth-anchor system. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil engineer Chris Schropp said on Monday the earth-anchor subcontractor is planning on being back at the end of this week. Once crews finish working on the earth-anchor project, Schropp said work can begin on the more noticeable repairs to the channel wall.
Alex Doty
Mar 29, 2011

 

“Great Lakes Dock & Materials will be doing preparation for concrete work and replacement of the boardwalk,” Schropp said.

He said work on the boardwalk and seawall should be wrapped up by the end of May.

The current seawall along the boardwalk was constructed in 1983 and 1984. Army Corps of Engineers officials said repairs to the wall were necessary because the anchor system that tied it to the land had corroded over time.

Some of these problems became noticeable in the fall of 2009, when there was damage to the then-newly renovated wood boardwalk as a result of the seawall moving.

To read more of this story, see Tuesday's print editon of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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Sparky Johnson

"Some of these problems became noticeable in the fall of 2009, when there was damage to the then-newly renovated wood boardwalk as a result of the seawall moving."

Where did the seawall move to? Out to the suburbs? That must have been quite a relocation project. Did Two Men and a Truck do all the heavy lifting? Was the boardwalk emotionally scarred because the seawall just moved on and left it hanging? Is the boardwalk living in the past, unable to realize the seawall really moved?

 

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