The Anacortes City Council accepted a bid on Monday from HB Hansen Construction of Lynden to build 1,000 feet of boardwalk for the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve.
The 6-foot-wide pedestrian boardwalk will be built in modular sections. The materials and design plans will be submitted to the city for review and prototype sections will be delivered before production units are built.
The sections will be installed over the wetlands of the preserve by city staff and volunteers. Parks Director Gary Robinson said he’s hopeful the sections will be installed by the end of the summer.
The boardwalk will be an extension of the 1,600-foot path from the Edwards Way cul-de-sac west of San Juan Passage to the wetlands. The path was installed in 2010 along with four viewing decks.
HB Hansen’s bid was $138,306. The city engineer’s estimate was $150,000 to $300,000.
The Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve was created in the late 1990s to protect the endangered ecosystem and educate the public on wetlands and shoreline and the area’s history.
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