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Old 05-22-2017, 08:03 AM
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:33 PM
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Default Slight Correction Update and Date of Completion

I stopped by Hardin Bridge after lunch today and was fortunate to catch the foreman on the site. The detail that follows quotes information I received from him directly.

The ramp is not completely finished. They have poured the river-end slab and are waiting for it to cure (7 days) before they push it down the slope with a dozer into the river. Following that, they will pour the upper section slabs. It is a clever technique. There is a video of a much larger ramp being installed using the same method here:



Their plan today was to begin adding gravel to the parking lot, but the rain pushed that out a bit. Instead, they are moving most of the heavy equipment out because they are finished with the work that required it.

They are on track for a Grand Opening date of June 20, 2017. There is an event planned for that date at the site.

I would agree that unless there is a great deal of bad weather (that is not in any long-range forecast), they can easily make that date.

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Old 05-27-2017, 05:09 PM
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No visible progress since my last report. It is possible they have made some progress with the ramp, but no rock has been added to the parking lot.

NOTE: They have parked heavy equipment across the access road to block the parking lot. I am told that they won't be at all happy to find any more vehicles in there until the rock is down.
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Old 06-04-2017, 01:59 PM
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I went by this morning and saw they have more sod, the gravel entry drive and most of the gravel parking lot in place. They are still blocking the entry with heavy equipment. It looks like they will have no trouble meeting their projected June 20, 2017 open date. The remaining work to completion looks like just fiddly touch-up bits.
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I wonder if they are going to pave the parking lot. The plans in the article showed parking spaces which leads one to believe that it would be paved.
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I doubt it. They didn't pave the highway 113 ramp or the Nell's Landing ramp parking areas. However, they do run a DynaPac vibrating roller over the gravel (I saw one on the site) and it makes a pretty solid and reliable surface for gravel.

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Old 06-11-2017, 03:03 PM
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Default REAL Close (June 11, 2017)

I braved walking past the "Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted. No Hunging or Fishing." signs and wrangled my way past the folks with boats and fishing gear who apparently also willing to make the same choice, to bring you these pictures.

The ramp road is sill blocked with heavy equipment and it is unclear whether they plan to pave or just go with gravel. There is a lot of rain coming this week, so I'm guessing that paving might tweak their deadline.

I like the ramp design. It makes sense!
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:10 PM
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Default "Hardin Bridge Landing" Is Now Open!

I went by today and the ramp is open and in use. The official opening hasn't happened, but the obstructions have been removed and even the picnic tables have been installed. A dozen or so boat trailers were in the lot. They even have a new sign presenting the site as "Hardin Bridge Landing."

Gravel apparently won over asphalt paving. The marked parking places in the plan were clearly an "artist's concept." Nice ramp, though. I can't wait to get time to use it!
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Thanks for the update. River was still pretty muddy near 411 today.
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Yep. Rain equals mud. Also, the recent release plan from Lake Allatoona and resulting flow graph starts to look more like a heart monitor than anything else. That doesn't help.

More rain is in the forecast. Time to dig out the rattletraps and brightly-colored reflective lures. Probably a good idea to leave the spray nozzle on the hose so you can just pull in and use it right away to knock the mud stain off the yak.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:25 PM
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Default Ramp In Use

They did a very clever thing with this ramp. Not only is it a standard boat ramp that will accommodate most boats that would be able to run the river, they also included a slide ramp for kayaks and canoes. Not a bad idea!

Lots of folks using the ramp today (Sunday June 18, 2017).
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