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Construction Ongoing For Detroit River Dock, Fishing Pier In Trenton

TRENTON (WWJ/AP) - Construction is taking place on a project that will bring a dock and a fishing pier to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

Officials say construction started in December and all underwater substructure work for building the breakwater and fishing pier will be completed by March 15 at the Refuge Gateway in Trenton. The full project is scheduled to wrap up in December 2016.

Plans include a boardwalk extending 775 feet into the deep waters of the Detroit River with a width of 15 feet, a floating dock for the Michigan Sea Grant School Ship 100 feet long by 15 feet wide, and a fishing pier 225 feet long and 15 feet wide, able to accommodate up to 100 fishermen at once! It will be free to the public and anglers of all skill levels.

Those involved in the project announced Friday that the Downriver Community Conference has awarded the construction contract to E.C. Korneffel Co.

Wayne County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others worked for nearly a decade on restoration of the Refuge Gateway. Located on the river's Trenton Channel, it was the site of a Chrysler manufacturing facility that was deactivated in 1990.

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