We have been watching the construction around the lake all summer long. It has been fascinating to watch the bulldozers remove large sections of the earth and replace it with geofoam to prevent the shifting of the soil. Today marks the removal of the bridge, we watched in awe as large boats with cranes lumbered across the lake to do the heavy lifting. The bridge was removed swiftly, and now sits on the dock in front of the MOHAI. I imagine this might be one of the final stages of repair. According to Seattle Parks and Recreation when the project is complete the following items will have been repaired:
- Replacing existing soil with lightweight geofoam under paved walkways along the western portion of the park “peninsula” west of MOHAI
- Modifying bridge abutment.
- Repairing the boardwalk between the bridge and the bulkhead
- Reinstalling all paved walkways once the lightweight geofoam has been installed and the abutment modified
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