Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fort Pike Update

I got an email recently from someone who is working on cleaning up historic Fort Pike.
The Fort reopened 2 and 1/2 years after Katrina but was closed again this past September as a result of the impacts of the 2008 hurricane season.

Hurricanes Gustav and Ike caused just as much damage to the Fort as the 2005 season. It is currently closed due to clean up efforts, but should reopen by the start of 2009 season.

Here are some recent pictures showing what Gustav and Ike did to the Fort.
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Note the marsh grass washed in from the storms.






Here is a photo of the old Rigolets Bridge



And here's a picture of its demolition





This is the bridge that replaced the old, narrow bridge.



The view from the top is very nice. That coming from someone that's afraid of heights. I'd love to be able to stop at the top and look around someday.

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