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Big Lake Trail Bridges project delay

Big Lake Dozer

The Big Lake Iron Dog Trail Bridge building project has been delayed because two pieces of heavy equipment have fallen through the ice. Above is a photo of the scene out in Big Lake shared by a poster on Facebook. (Update: Apparently the dozer is undernearth the excavator!)

Apparently, this happened just after the MSB PR Dept issued this press release:

Big Lake Bridges 2

The contractor is Diversified Construction, Inc.:

Big Lake Bridges bid

Note: It seems like the project was already delayed from its original completion date of Jan 31, 2019 anyhow:

Big Lake Trails 2

Big Lake Trails

Here are the bid documents:

18-088P Big Lake Iron Dog Trail Bridges Design Build

A1_BigLakeBridges_Map

A2_Big Lake Trail Bridges Pictures

A3_MSB Standard Mods – All 100’s as of 8-22-17

Addenda #1_18-088P with Attachments

Addenda #2_18-088P

AM#18-20_18-088P

UPDATE: The MSB is now seeking an extension of the time for the contractor to complete the project:

Update 1Update 2

2 Comments

  1. John Moosey John Moosey April 11, 2019

    My concern is the Heavy Equipment that has fallen through the ice. How many gallons of Diesel, Hydraulic Fluid, Gear Box and Engine Oil has potentially contaminated the water wats? Especially the contaminated water the migratory Birds will be nesting in very soon along with contaminated water reaching our Salmon Streams with our future stock swimming to the Cook Inlet very soon, also the current weakened salmon return on its way.

    Who’s cleaning this up??? The contractor?? The MSB?? The State?? Does this violate the Clean Water act? Was it reported??

  2. John Moozy John Moozy April 11, 2019

    My concern is the Heavy Equipment that has fallen through the ice. How many gallons of Diesel, Hydraulic Fluid, Gear Box and Engine Oil has potentially contaminated the water?Especially the contaminated water the migratory Birds will be nesting in very soon along with contaminated water reaching our Salmon Streams with our future stock swimming to the Cook Inlet very soon, also the current weakened salmon return on its way.

    Who’s cleaning this up??? The contractor?? The MSB?? The State?? Does this violate the Clean Water act? Was it reported??

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