Walkway at new boat ramp closed due to storm damage

Newly-constructed walkway fails its first test

Damage from the first real storm of the season has forced the closure of the new walkway along the breakwater at the Big Rock Boat Launch. The city says it’s assessing the damage and will find a long-term solution. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

The City of Campbell River says the walkway along the top of the Big Rock Boat Ramp’s south breakwater has been closed due to damage from recent storm activity.

“Waves and debris have compromised the walkway and made it unsafe,” according to the release from the city. “We’re asking for the public to respect signage and barricades now in place.”

The city is currently assessing the damage on the walkway and breakwater and will be considering plans for long-term protection of the area.

Construction on the new ramp and breakwater was just recently completed after years of delays in securing funding for the ammenity.

It’s unclear how much damage was sustained in the first real test of the new piece of infrastructure, but the release from the city says “we will keep you informed of the next steps as they’re determined.”

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