New Haven’s boathouse project begins with underwater pilings
(9/16/2013) New Haven Register - Future generations will walk up the original staircase of the 1911 Adee Boathouse while exploring a brand new, two-story community facility just north of the Long Wharf Pier.
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. joined state and federal officials Monday to commemorate the rebuilding of the boathouse, beginning with construction of a 48,000-square-foot deck.
The $37 million project is financed entirely by the state and federal government to mitigate loss of the Adee Boathouse, a historic site demolished in 2007 to make way for construction of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge.
After the boathouse was demolished, the city, state and Federal Highway Administration discussed ways to replace it and keep its history alive.
“Fifteen years later — good things sometimes take a long time,” DeStefano said. “After permits, redesign, seven (Department of Transportation) commissioners, governors, we’re here!”
Monday morning brought the ground-breaking for the boathouse platform. Over the next four months, 302 piles will be set about 100 feet underwater to form the platform base.
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