The Blaine Harbor public pier will close temporarily on Thursday, January 16 for structural repairs. The closure will affect both pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and is expected to last for about six weeks.
Owned by the Port of Bellingham, the pier is located at the end of Marine Drive and is used throughout the year by fishers, crabbers and picnickers. The port is investing in the pier so that it will remain structurally sound for future enjoyment.
The pier work will include re-driving structural piles and replacing support beams and wood decking. IMCO General
Construction won the bid on the more than $200,000 project.
During the project, vehicle and pedestrian access to the pier will be closed at the intersection of Marine Drive and Sigurdson Avenue. However, visitors to Blaine will still be able to enjoy the water view from the public parking lot located at Sigurdson Avenue and Blaine’s Marine Park.
The port is a countywide special purpose government that operates the Bellingham International Airport, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Fairhaven Station, Squalicum Marina, Blaine Marina, Bellingham Shipping Terminal and various real estate developments with more than 250 business tenants.
The port also provides community parks and public event facilities including Zuanich Point Park, Marine Park, Tom Glenn Common, the Marine Life Center and the Squalicum Boathouse.