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(UPDATED) Portion of Stanley Park seawall closed indefinitely due to storm damage

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DH Vancouver Staff Nov 16, 2015 10:34 am

A portion of the Stanley Park seawall is closed “indefinitely” due to storm damage that collapsed the outer wall.

The Parks Board said in a tweet the portion is between Third Beach and the Lions Gate Bridge.

Howard Normann with the Parks Board told Vancity Buzz the damage measures 10 metres long and extends down to the waterline.

“There was a freakish high wind yesterday afternoon that caused some big northwesterly winds to pound against the seawall and it was probably a combination of the high winds and possibly a large log – we’re not exactly sure about that part,” he said.

Normann said that while it may not look that extreme in photos, it’s necessary to keep that portion of the seawall closed for the public’s safety.

“We’re concerned there could be erosion and we’re concerned that pieces could break away.”

He said the seawall will stay closed until they can get a good assessment underway. There’s no repair plan set in place yet.

 

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