Silver Bow Construction Project Manager Larry Gamez says a temporary pedestrian bridge will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily. Access to Perseverance Trail will be via the Flume Trail.
During the next two months, “Silver Bow Construction will be replacing the structural timbers on the underside of the trestle bridge; also replacing the bridge decking, railings, on top of the bridge,” Gamez says.
The project started in October 2011. Gamez says it is 75 percent complete. About mid-April, workers took a break to accommodate the tourist season. Basin Road is access to Last Chance Basin, the mining museum, and popular hiking trails.
The original Basin Road Bridge was built in 1936 when the AJ Mine was in operation. It has been rebuilt a number of times since.
This reconstruction is estimated to cost just over one and a quarter million dollars and is paid for by federal funds.
- Alaska’s oldest Native organizations are trying to attract younger members. That and other issues are on the table at the ANB-ANS Grand Camp Convention Oct. 5-8.
- As the air gets colder and the days shorter, the Skagway tourism season is coming to a close. Overall, tourism staff says this summer was a success. The last cruise ship of the season has come and gone and shop owners around Skagway are preparing for winter, cleaning up and closing their doors. The streets that were recently busy with visitors are quieting down.
- These are the days when a president turns to thoughts of legacy. As the months tick down on this Administration, President Obama has created a marine national monument off new England and last month vastly expanded one near Hawaii. Alaska interest groups are working to get his attention, too. Some want him to take bold action in the 49th State before he leaves office, and others are urging him to resist those calls.
- Homer Electric Association held an informational meeting on September 28 to answer questions about the upcoming vote on deregulation. The meeting, which was held at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, attracted more than 100 people. The overwhelming majority were HEA customers who expressed concerns about the consequences of deregulation.