Hard to believe it's been a year since I last updated the blog regarding the bridge on #11. Although it may not seem like much has happened to the bridge, there is a reason the project was delayed. Last year, after I wrote the last post, the project went to bid and the bids that came in were over budget. Therefore, we rejected the bids and went back to the drawing board. Since this is such an invasive project and we would need to close the back nine while the bridge is out, it was determined that we'd need to wait to do the project during the off-season. Therefore, we planned to re advertise in fall and begin the work in December of 2020.
With this in mind, I'm happy to report that the bridge renovation on #11 is underway! On December 7th, the contractor began working on the project and has already made progress. Demolition of the west cart path approach and preparations for the west side bridge abutment have begun. Once the west side bridge abutment is finished, they will demolish the old bridge and begin building the abutment on the east side. After both abutments are finished, the new bridge will be lifted into place and the new cart paths will be poured on each side of the bridge. Lastly, any necessary grading and sod work will be done to finish off the project. Barring weather delays, the contractor expects to finish the project around the end of January.
We are really excited for this project to get finished and cannot wait to see the finished product when it's complete. As always, we understand this improvement project is disruptive to the golf experience and appreciate your continued patience while we complete this project! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Grounds Department.
|Sneak peek of the new bridge! Can't wait to see it in it's new home!|