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Foot Bridge Repair – Day Five

Amazing how much was accomplished in just Five days.  There is still more work to be done, such as replace the iron railings in the center structure, and secure some more of the under carriage. 

My thanks to the DPW work crew that put up with me for the past week, taking photos and just getting in their way.

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GloucesterCast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Mayor Carolyn Kirk Taped 4/28/13

GloucesterCast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Mayor Carolyn Kirk Taped 4/28/13

Click to listen- With Host Joey C and Mayor Carolyn Kirk

Topics Include: Kim Smith, What Brought Carolyn Kirk To Gloucester, Bill Kirk- Playa, Steve Winslow, Grant Writing, Area Mayor Group Meetings, Gloucester School Infrastructure, Handling Criticism, Gloucester Times Comment Section, Good Harbor Beach Footbridge, Allocating City Resources, Thanks For This Place

 

GloucesterCast Podcast 4/25/13 With Guest Kim Smith

GloucesterCast Podcast Taped 4/25/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Kim Smith

Click to listen- With Host Joey C and Guest Father Matthew Green

Topics Include:

Spring, Planting, Mayor’s Poll On Good Harbor Beach Footbridge, Kim’s Black Swallowtail Butterfly Movie, Community Milkweed Planting Project, Kim’s Prius, Paul Morrison and Coyotes, Duckworth’s Bistrot, Craig Kimberley’s Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Premiere at The farm Bar and Grille, Feeling Like Your Live On Vacation In Gloucester

Mayor Kirk Asks You To Vote In This Good Harbor Footbridge Poll

Mayor Kirk is asking for community feedback-

Hi Joey,
We have a bit of a dilemma regarding the Good Harbor Beach footbridge.

The estimate we have for repairs is $65,000. This is basically a temporary fix and carries the risk of being washed away during the next big storms. Also, the Conservation Commission is throwing down the gauntlet on any more temporary fixes.

An alternative would be to have the broken section be replaced with an aluminum boat ramp-like structure. It would have a synthetic decking, four feet wide with railings, and hook in on just the ends (no pilings necessary). Total cost of this fix is $20,000, the ramp would be made here in Gloucester by a Gloucester company, and could be finished within 3 weeks. It could be removed in the event of a hurricane as well.

So I gotta ask GMG readers, which would you rather?

New England Charm? ($65,000 wooden temporary repair)

Or

Yankee Ingenuity? ($20,000 aluminum repair on broken section, rest would remain wood).

Your readers probably photograph / paint this view more than most so we thought we’d start here to gather feedback.

Thanks!
Mayor Kirk

I’m Not Feeling My Good Harbor Footbridge Repair Prediction

On the March 30th podcast with Paul Morrison and Paulie Walnuts I set the over/under on when I thought the Good harbor Beach Footbridge would be repaired at the third Saturday of May.  Haven’t seen any work on it yet. 

Hope I’m not too far off on the prediction because as of today it looks like the OVER is the better bet.

We will see.

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