Borough will need to replace barge ramp


December 23, 2021

The out-of-commission barge ramp where Wrangell usually unloads its freight needs to be replaced. Until that happens, repairs will suffice.

A 2011 condition assessment of the barge ramp estimated it had another 10 to 15 years of useful life remaining before reaching a point where it would have degraded enough that it may no longer be considered safe to use, Port Director Steve Miller wrote in his report to the port commission’s Dec. 16 meeting.

Miller estimates replacing the ramp could cost $2 million. A timeline will be dependent on funding, possibly from the recently passed federal infrastru...

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