Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Yet another painting project, this time on the river

A much-needed and long-awaited painting project was underway at Columbia River Park this afternoon. Using duct tape, cardboard stencils and a small paint roller, this intrepid painter began reviving the faded numbers and level marks on the river level depth marker scale on the first river pier of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. He stood on the deck of a pontoon boat to access the lower numbers.  The higher ones will present more of a challenge. 

The last photo below shows the height of 1972's Hurricane Agnes at 241 feet. Numbers indicate height above sea level. Not shown here but indicated on the pier is a mark denoting the normal height of 227 feet at this location.







8 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! Thanks to this man for tackling the project.

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  2. He should be wearing a PFD.

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    1. Maybe, but that would make it very difficult to paint.

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  3. It would be more difficult if he DROWNED.

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    1. that not nice. what if you where there and they said it to you. you would not like that?????

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  4. Good JOB OF PRESERVING DOCUMENTATION, let the Negative Nellies rant all they want.

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  5. i agree Bob. How many times in our lifetime are we going to live thru the flood of Agnes? Thank you for repainting this important piece of our mighty Susquehannas legacy!

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