There has been a lot of talk about the condition of the pier approach pilings so I went out to take a look. Nice day, light breeze, I headed the boat over to the pier approach and snapped a few frames.
If you look closely at the piers supporting the approach you can clearly see significant deterioration in the sides of the pilings. The rust is the steel reinforcement inside the concrete piling leaking out to the piling surface.
Some patches are clearly evident. Cracks are clearly visible along the pier caps.
The last picture is a pier at the Pier head. Notice the difference.
I'll leave the structural analysis to the engineers.
It may be time for the city to consider at least talking to some of the engineers and contractors who have a plan to rebuild the approach.
Let's get some estimates and suggestions formally on the table.
That would be the open-minded position to take.
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