After being closed for more than a year, the Steamboat Landing dock in Washougal will reopen this summer.
The Washougal City Council approved a $137,668 contract with Vancouver-based Northbank Civil and Marine Inc., on April 11, to repair the damaged dock.
“We’re all excited that we’re finally getting this project back going again and getting (Steamboat Landing) back for our community,” council member David Stuebe said.
City officials closed the dock in December 2020 after discovering that it was damaged in several places and determined that it could pose a safety issue if left open.
“A walkthrough of the dock by the public works staff identified that the eastern docks section, from the observation decks side, (had) separated from the section parallel to the river,” city engineer Rob Charles said during the meeting. “At the same time, it was noted that some of the aluminum rail section bolts had come loose from the dock, allowing adjacent sections of railing to bang into each other, causing damage to those sections of aluminum rail. The dock has since been closed so that we could find out the cause of the separation and get it repaired.”