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Old 04-05-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Has the gulf shores pier opened yet? If not, does anyone know

how the construction is going and when the opening date is?
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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The scheduled date is May 1st. I highly doubt it will be open before july with the weather we are having.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:44 AM   #3
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try this

http://www.wkrg.com/alabama/article/...delayed/23569/
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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I just got off the phone with someone at Gulf State Park concerning the pier construction. The statement that I got was that the pier would not be opening until sometime in July.
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jlk0007 (5/5/2009)I just got off the phone with someone at Gulf State Park concerning the pier construction. The statement that I got was that the pier would not be opening until sometime in July.
Thank you very much for that information.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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July, Well I'm to the point that I will say I will believe it when I Am walking/fishing on it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:25 AM   #7
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Tell me about it, I diverted my vacation this year since I was under the original impression that it would be done by now. Looks like I will be hitting Alabama Point, Fort Morgan, and heading towards Pensacola to do my fishing this trip.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:30 AM   #8
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Rough water has made finishing it a nightmare. The barge can't stay out if even a hint of bad weather shows up so they end up working a few days a month. Looks good though.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:31 AM   #9
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see now thats bullshit that they use weather as late opener because I10 got completed ahead of time with bad weather and 2-3 tropical storms and all that shit so i dont know why they are blaming weather its just there sorry slow asses want to milk it for all they can thats my 02 and i call it bullshit lol PS THATS AS BAD AS FORT PICKINS US GOV WITH ALL YOUR TAX MONEY TAKING 5 YEARS TO FIX THE DAMN ROAD BUT LET SOME BANK ASK FOR A BAILOUT AND THEY GET 10-50 BILLION THATS YOUR GOVERMENT AT WORK OK
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:58 AM   #10
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I think part of the problem with completion was money $$$.

The state originally planned to use Mineral Management Service (MMS) money (money given by the feds from offshore oil production) to build the pier. Last year the feds said the money was supposed to be used for things like wetlands and wildlife habitat and denied the project. Negotiations have been going on for a while. A few months ago it looked like things had been worked out for the State to get the money but the funds were just released. Since the state also just announced a new wildlife habitat area, there have probably been some behind the scenes wranglings (maybe involving our congresscritters) that they don't really want publicized.

There were articles in the Mobile Press Register and the ClantonAdvertiser this week that said MMS money had been made available to "build a new pier". More accurately the article probably should have said "to finish the pier".

http://www.al.com/opinion/press-regi...xml&coll=3

http://www.clantonadvertiser.com/new...-conservation/
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