Work on Grand Haven’s south pier nearing end

Ottawa County
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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Months after it was initially expected to be finished, work on the south pier in Grand Haven could wrap up this week.

The south pier, which has been partially open this summer, will be shut down completely this week. Tom O’Bryan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the final section of concrete is scheduled to be placed Wednesday.

Contractors hope to finish the project by the end of the week and the pier could reopen entirely on Friday, though weather or high waves could delay that.

The concrete repair project on the breakwater was expected to be finished last year. Then additional structural problems were discovered and later compounded by high water levels that slowed the work.

The pier’s historic catwalk, which was removed for the duration of the construction, won’t be reinstalled until next spring.

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