Will Pierce County Extend Bridge To Beach To Accomodate Boats At Chambers Creek Properties? (VIDEO)

The county is pushing for it but needs funding.

Check out this clip from Pierce County News about its affinity for boating.

Specifically, it address the prospect of extending the Bridge to the Beach at Chambers Creek Properties to accomodate boaters who want to walk directly to Chambers Bay Golf Course for the 2015 U.S. Open. The piece includes comments from Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy.

While we are at it, here's a question: Do you think Chambers Creek Regional Park could accomodate ferry service?

Brian February 10, 2013 at 04:38 PM
why create more traffic in a peaceful environment? Really, so boater can walk to the open?? I guess the county has everything else taking care of.
Dan February 10, 2013 at 05:27 PM
I thought that this was the plan all along. I can't imagine the US Open happening without the dock. I'd love to have a fishing pier down there.
Howard and Barbara Lee February 10, 2013 at 06:45 PM
A good dock might entice cruise ships to anchor off Chamber's Bay during the 2015 Open and act as floating hotels. This was done in Jacksonville, FL during a past Super Bowl when the area didn't have enough hotel space available for tourists. However, docks are very expensive to build and maintain. The County run golf course has lost $1 million a year since its inception and tax revenues have been on the decline so getting more tax dollars for this project may be difficult. Since the water is relatively deep right up to the shoreline, a cruise ship could safely anchor close to the dock thus reducing a passenger boat ride from the cruise ship to the dock down to minutes. Why does money allows stand in the way of a workable idea?
Steven Forbes February 10, 2013 at 07:03 PM
A one-time use docking arrangement for the Open will be useful for the organizers but it's cost/benefit doesn't make any sense for the people paying for it. If they want it, let's have them pay for it, remove it when they are done, and leave the dock as-is.
Harborite February 11, 2013 at 04:18 PM
There's plenty of dockspace downtown...leave that beautiful area alone.


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