Bridge to Sunset Aqustic Ramp Closed!

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pysgotwyr
May 24, 2006
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I know this is not a fish report.

The bridge at the terminus of Edinger Ave is closed for an indefinate amout of time due to structural damage.

All of the parking at the Warner ramp was occupied by 7:30am this morning.

Davies is going to be a cluster
 

jigfisherman

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Nov 17, 2010
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Was it only closed down to one lane like yesterday or both lanes? If only one is closed I'm sorry it might've ruined your trip because we just went on the other side
 

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pysgotwyr
May 24, 2006
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Was it only closed down to one lane like yesterday or both lanes? If only one is closed I'm sorry it might've ruined your trip because we just went on the other side
Completely closed, nothing but foot traffic!
 

Hooops

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Nov 26, 2005
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All the derelicts that live aboard and aren't supposed to are freaking out.

Poor Bridge guy telling people they can not drive over has almost had to knock a few folks out.

I think the value of my home with boat dock just went up.
 

duckbutter6a

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Yeah had to go to Davies yesterday. Sucks because my boat is stored only a few minutes from Sunset...
 

flyinverted

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I just spoke with Seal Beach PD about this. They took the bridge down to one lane for repairs on the support columns. When they got a visual on the columns, the structure was then determined to not be safe for any vehicles, especially heavy vehicles. They are working on creating a side access road for those with boats inside the marina.
 

fishincowboy

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Side road is for vehicle traffic only. No trailers. Can only go through with an escort and only if you belong in there. I used the road today with the escort. Still have a lot of work til the road is even escort ready. We talked with the crew working the road today. The whole thing as been a big cluster F--K. And a big surprise to every one involved. The are working on the road from 7 in the a.m. to 10 p.m. Escorted vehicles may have to wait an hour to pass depending on how many of the large trucks and backhoes are at work. The need to reconstruct the banks of the channel the road runs along so the road won't collapse. Bridge is out for a minimum of two to three months. This is as of 6 p.pm tonight.
 

invictus

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Good thing the warner ramp is open, I know the public dock adjacent to is closed as is the parking lot. I think the lot was also overflow or the ramp? Timing is tough, but imagine if it were July!
 

miketiara

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Latest update as of 11:00 am Sunday morning. My boat is in a slip at Sunset Aquatic Marina and they completely refused me access to my boat. I spoke to the worker at the Edinger bridge and they won't even let foot traffic across. He said there is a pilot vehicle taking people thru along the road next to the channel with access off of Westminster/Bolsa Chica. I drive over there and the worker says they just closed access to everyone except a list of names he had on a list that were people that lived and worked on the island. He said someone handed him a piece of paper regarding who had access which he thought was Sunset Aquatic Marina, but I called the Marina and they said it was not their call and said it was likely the County that made the call. Nobody even knows who's calling the shots right now. According to the guy at the Edinger bridge the diver's inspected the pylons and they're rotted out in the mud and essentially part of the bridge is floating. Even he said they should have had a plan to replace the bridge a year and a half ago when they reduced it to one lane. Instead they've been procrastinating replacing and now they have an emergency shut down with no good alternative plan for access. Typical bureaucratic cluster f---. This doesn't just involve us guys trying to get to our boats. There is a very busy shipyard facility, and people that do business out of that marina that are going to have some serious economic damage caused by this situation. I heard 6-8 weeks from the worker on the Edinger bridge closure. Any new updates from anyone as this situation develops would be appreciated.
 

StagecoachHB

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I live at Portofino Cove directly across from Sunset Aquatic. If anyone is in a huge jam and needs to get to their boat you can hit me up. I can take you across or let you borrow my dinghy. (No bad dinghy jokes) you can park in the lot by our condos. 7145802219 Brent
 
Aug 2, 2009
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I live at Portofino Cove directly across from Sunset Aquatic. If anyone is in a huge jam and needs to get to their boat you can hit me up. I can take you across or let you borrow my dinghy. (No bad dinghy jokes) you can park in the lot by our condos. 7145802219 Brent
Stand up guy, very nice of you to do that Brent!
 
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2strokepoke

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So are we expected to continue to pay for our storage if we cannot access it? I tried dropping my boat off Sunday and was basically told to find somewhere else to store it for the next couple months. Even with that side road access, it will be for vehicles only, not towing. And Nancy in the office is a fuckin broken record telling me that this is not their fault and that I have no recourse with them. I'm not happy at spending $200 a month for at least the next 2 months with no access to my spot or the ramp. Anyone else havin this issue?
 

Ripnsumlip

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Hey Danny,

Unfortunately, many of us are in the same boat. I planned on throwing in a couple days (a few hours a day) a week after work, banging the wall. I even bought several new rods and reels for the occasion. Damn, I even took 4 days off this month to get some fishing in........ So I share you're frustration.....

I too tried to contact the Marina today and was given a phone number (714) 438-9707 of the City/County personnel who are supposedly fielding our concerns regarding the Edinger bridge. I called and was sent to the voicemail and I was unable to leave a message. The voice mail was full.......... I wonder how many people will stop paying their slip/storage fees since it appears that some officials possibly knew about the condition of the bridge in 2013.

I need to read the contract I signed to see if by chance that possibility was given as a caveat and I failed to acknowledge it.

Paul
 

2strokepoke

nimrod
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dammit danny! 26' skipjack flybridge
this as well

Currently, the Edinger bridge leading into the marina remains closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic due to structural problems with the bridge supports. The County of Orange has completed the design drawings for the repair of the bridge and the contractor will begin work on Monday, March 16. The repairs are expected to take 2-4 weeks to complete. Once the repairs are complete, one lane of the bridge will be open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.



Marina management is working independently and in conjunction with the County to determine alternative means of accessing the property until the bridge is reopened. I will notify you as soon as alternatives are identified and implemented.



I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.



Attached is a notice issued by the County regarding the bridge closure. It contains contact information for Orange County Public Works who is coordinating the bridge project.



Nancy Pfeifer

Dock Master