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.
Seawall between 3rd Beach & Lions Gate Bridge closed indefinitely. Outer wall & cap collapsed due to wind & waves pic.twitter.com/XP8jEzvLX1
— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) November 16, 2015
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.