|Demolition begins, August 2012|
Late last month the paper had a note about finishing it up, and with news about a Boise restart, maybe now is a good time for a photo essay on the construction.
|April, 2012 - Bank and flume before clearing and construction|
|December, 2013 - Bank and flume site now|
|April 2012 - Ivy!|
|August, 2012 - First Stage Demo|
|August, 2012 - above|
|August 2012 - below|
|October 2013 - The Warehouse rhymes with the old bridge|
|March, 2013 - Old Bridge and Flume after clearing the bank|
|March, 2013 - Second Stage Demo, West-side Beams in|
|March, 2013 - Demo from the other side - four hoes!|
|June, 2013 - All Beams in place|
|October, 2013 - Installing the Railing,|
maybe the one nod to history
|December, 2013 - Path construction|
|December, 2013 - Paths almost done!|
Water Works foundation
I was all hopeful to see the foundation of the 19th century water works, but it was never exposed in a way for very dramatic or interesting images. And now it's buried again. (Maybe you caught it at the one ideal moment?)
|March, 2013 - Brick foundation first exposed|
|October, 2013 - Shortly before being covered up|
The old Maple
|October, 2013 - Brown rather than orange, red, or gold|
|Adjacent Swale, December, 2013|
In addition to finishing plantings and railings and other detail stuff, the deck will need a new surface when the weather is better. But the most interesting question is how the path transition to the Boise property will look.
|Boardwalk detail - not for bicycling, really|
|In October 2009, the concrete slab intended to be gone|
This seems preferable, and it is hard not to see the retention of the slab and the concomitant boardwalk as a cost-cutting measure rather than as a positively desired design element.
But either way, though especially with the boardwalk, it will be important for the City to consider the State Street entry as the main bikeway and to create appropriate treatments on State Street and through the intersection.
(For more on the history, see all posts tagged new commercial st bridge.)