THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Peshtigo Fish View Pier Reaches Another Step
Issue Date: March 12, 2014
Peshtigo Mayor Al Krizensky gave an updated report on the progress of a proposed fish viewing pier over the Peshtigo River on Monday, March 10, to the directors of the Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce. It is downstream of the Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) dam utilizing existing piers from a previously demolished pipe bridge to the BPM, Inc. plant.
It would be located on East Front St. behind the WPS current generation building and also afford a view of the newly formed Peshtigo River Park. It would also afford fishing from the pier.
The mayor and his committee have been working with GRAEF of Green Bay, which had successfully completed a Riverwalk in De Pere for $3 million of which the DNR grant was for 50 percent.
According to Krizenesky, what still has to be accomplished is obtaining an easement from WPS from East Front St. to the river. Then it will be presented to the City Council for participation and make application for a 50 percent grant from the DNR.
Estimated cost of the project is $395,000 of which 50 percent could come from the DNR grant.
Proposed is to construct the pier on the existing piers of the demolished pipe river. The pier would extend 150 feet out into the river. There would be a 12-foot boardwalk which could possibly be widened to 16-feet.
Approach to the pier would be graded with a sloped asphalt approach walk to meet current standards of the Americans with Disability Act. The pier would be lighted.
Construction of the pier could be from the river bed during the months of low river flow without the use of barges.