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The Oak Bluffs Fishing Pier construction started last week and is now in full swing. (Thanks to Dave Nash for this update and Donny Brice for the photos)

Jun 6

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6/6/2013 9:13 PM  RssIcon

Here is the latest update on the Oak Bluffs Fishing Pier from Dave Nash:

It’s really happening!

For those who haven’t seen it yet, the pier construction started last week and is now in full swing.  They are still committed to a June 30 completion for all of the land based work as well as installing all the piles.  Right now they have been doing some serious digging on the land side to put in the footings for the handicap access portion of the walkway.  This will be supplemented by a “grand staircase” going from the sidewalk down to the pier.  A barge is in place to set the steel piles then the wooden piles will be driven inside those as explained to me. The 6/30 deadline is important so that they have all the piles in place; then they will finish up the decking.  Seems like some in town are a bit nervous about all the heavy equipment getting in the way but even though there is much more going on there than I thought would happen, it is not leaving a big footprint.  By the end of the month the plan is to be done with all the land-based equipment.  The state fishing access people are doing a great job in trying to minimize the impact of the construction.  Thanks to Donny Brice for the photos.

Click here to see the photos.

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