Tag Archives: Footbridge
Janet Rice submits-
A nicely painted rock with an important public service message at the Good Harbor Footbridge.( Thank you to the person who took the time to do this-made my day! )
Jessica, the first thing she wanted on her way home from college was a walk on Good Harbor Beach, using the new footbridge. Welcome Home and enjoy the summer.
Cement added, replaced a few more boards, tightening of bolts, straightening of signs, and GMG signature.
DPW Phil, job well done and timely……
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.
More work being performed on the under carriage, replacing many old boards, and repalce more than expected railings.
Inspecting scheduled, for later this week, and public access set for sometime next week.
Day Two – Phil and Scott are back at the foot bridge. More hard labor on the under carriage supports and center beams installed and bolted.
The bridge will be completed by end of week, Because Scott and Phil have vacation scheduled.
GloucesterCast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Mayor Carolyn Kirk Taped 4/28/13
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 Taped 4/25/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Kim Smith
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
Heading down to take pictures and came face to face with this Coyote back in 2008-
Halverson/Oconnell Wedding At Dawn Good Harbor Beach 7/12/08
Mayor Kirk is asking for community feedback-
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)
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.