Glidden Lodge Pier

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The Glidden Lodge pier that stands just north of Donny's took a major hit this winter. The pier is estimated to be over 40 years old (and some of you may know its exact age). The log crib design began failing a number of years ago. This winter the ice and storms broke the steel cables and the corner of the pier fell into the lake. The pier is now closed because of the dangerous condition of the concrete cap.


                 (example of a groin pictured)

The Lodge owners are debating what to do about the pier. The cost of replacing it is prohibitive with extensive DNR permitting required and a complete redesign allowing a “flow through” component. There is a possibility that a “Groin” could be created (basically a jetty) that would keep the lake waters from washing away the sand beach. Even that would require DNR permits and significant costs. The groin would only have large rip-rap rocks with no deck.

All options are being considered.

                                                                                                                                                                          John Swanson

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