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Beach Pier closed this week for repairs

November 16, 2011
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The public fishing pier on Fort Myers Beach located at Lynn Hall Memorial Park closed for repairs Monday, Nov. 14, and will remain closed through Friday, Nov. 18. The action is to complete scheduled maintenance to the walk-surface area of the pier.

The restoration project is funded by the Tourist Development Council and will cost approximately $1 million. The scheduled maintenance began in July 2011 and will continue through January 2012. .

The project includes replacement of the wood railing along the pier and the dune walkovers, replacing the water lines and electrical conduit and wiring along the pier in addition to recoating the walking surface with traffic bearing membrane. Improvements will also take place to the piling and under side of the fishing pier.

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BOB PETCHER
The Beach Pier located at Lynn Hall Memorial Park closed for repairs Monday, Nov. 14, and will remain closed through Friday, Nov. 18.

The walk-surface repairs will include a new aggregate top coating that will be waterproof and provide a non-skid surface.

The maintenance is funded through the Tourist Development Council. Local subcontractors are performing all associated work.

Anglers and visitors are welcome to use the fishing pier under the Matanzas Bridge on Matanzas Bridge Fishing Pier off of San Carlos Island. A saltwater fishing license is required for Florida residents who saltwater fish from shore, however there is no fee for the license for Florida residents. Visit Florida Fishing and Wildlife for more information.

To find alternative parks and fishing locations, visit leeparks.org for more information, contact Lee County Parks & Recreation Senor Supervisor Vicki Little at 229-0649.

 
 

 

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