After two years (and some tears), rebuilt Redondo Boardwalk is now open

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THEN: In Nov. 2014, the Redondo Boardwalk was shredded by a storm. Photo by Gene Achziger.


NOW: The renovated Boardwalk has re-opened!

After being closed by damage caused by a catastrophic November 2014 storm (read our previous coverage here), the Redondo Boardwalk was quietly re-opened to the public on Wednesday Oct. 5.

The rebuilt boardwalk – which cost just over $4.7 million – consists of a concrete deck with wood stamp finish, stainless steel cable railing, and low level deck surface illumination, all while using the existing pile encapsulation.

With support from the Federal Highway Administration, Washington State Department of Commerce, Transportation Improvement Board and the City Council the Boardwalk has been restored and is now open to the public, the City of Des Moines announced Monday, Oct. 10.

The City adds that a dedication ceremony will take place later this month or in November.

“We want to thank Senator Karen Keiser, Senator Mark Miloscia, Representative Tina Orwall, Representative Linda Kochmar, Representative Mia Gregerson, Representative Teri Hickel and Steve Gorcester of the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board for their support in making a replacement a reality. Without their efforts, we would not have this beautiful facility,” the city said in a statement.

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