On July 9, 2019 the Bluestone Dam Safety Assurance Team were joined by U.S. Congresswoman Carol Miller from the 3rd District of West Virginia and representatives from Senator Manchin and Senator Capito, as well Hinton City Mayor Joe Blankenship, the WV Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel, and Tim Tailor from Brayman Construction to help celebrate major accomplishments since the receipt of full funding in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
In the morning the group celebrated the start of Phase 5 and the award of 5 contracts over the last year to advance this significant life-safety investment. The largest of these contracts, a critical path Coffer Dam under-construction served as the back-drop for this event.
The group reconvened in the afternoon to dedicate a new fishing pier at Bluestone State Park. Designed and installed by the Bluestone DSA team, this fishing pier was constructed to help off-set the loss of a fishing pier at the dam during the Phase 5 work.
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