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Rocky Point fishing pier Construction Underway

[CREDIT: Mayor Solomon's Offiice] Mayor Joseph Solomon observes the start of work to demolish the Rocky Point pier.

[CREDIT: Mayor Solomon's Offiice] Mayor Joseph Solomon observes the start of work to demolish the Rocky Point pier.
[CREDIT: Mayor Solomon’s Offiice] Mayor Joseph Solomon observes the start of work to demolish the Rocky Point pier.
WARWICK, R.I. — Construction of a new $1.8 million timber fishing pier at Rocky Point State Park, by ACK Marine & General Contracting LLC of Quincy, MA began Tuesday, Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced.

ACK Marine’s crew staged equipment at Rocky Point for construction of the new Rocky Point fishing pier, on land and sea, to begin with the demolition of the remnants of the old fishing pier.

When the demolition is done, they’ll begin construction of the new $1.8-million, 280-foot, T-shaped fishing pier, which will feature varied rail heights, railings, solar lighting, a structure to provide shade, and benches for visitors to sit and take in the breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay. The barge will be the crew’s base of operations through the duration of the project, which is being paid for by DEM.

“This is an exciting day for everyone who loves Rocky Point,” Solomon said. “The fishing pier will provide another way for people to enjoy our beautiful park and provides another way to access Narragansett Bay.”

[CREDIT: Mayor Solomon's Offiice] Mayor Joseph Solomon at the start of construction on a new fishing pier at Rocky Point Park. Solomon stands next to a plaque showing the original pier in its heyday.
[CREDIT: Mayor Solomon’s Offiice] Mayor Joseph Solomon at the start of construction on a new fishing pier at Rocky Point Park. Solomon stands next to a plaque showing the original pier in its heyday.
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