Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Patty Dooley, Secretary of the Ballinger Neighborhood Association, reports on the meeting with the City of Shoreline staff about the culvert in Brugger's Bog, which is located on 25th NE, just off Ballinger Way and across from the Aldercrest Annex open space.
|Culvert in Brugger's Bog. Photo by Londa Jacques, courtesy BALNA.|
Brugger's Bog Park contains a reach of Lyon Creek that flows from north to south and bisects the park into east and west portions. There is one crossing for pedestrian and maintenance access. The culvert under the crossing has begun to deteriorate to the point where large storm events are washing gravel and soil from the crossing into the creek. The Surface Water Utility Department of Shoreline has been tasked with replacing the culvert.
In the interest of cost, ease of installation and aesthetics, a pre-fabricated bridge has been chosen as a replacement. Design and permitting are in progress, with anticipated construction occurring late summer 2011.
This solution will remove the culvert and restore the stream to its original flow.
Says Patty, "Maybe someday we will see salmon in our little creek."