The New Carson Park Causeway

Micah Davis spoke with City Engineer Dave Solberg: “This is the Carson Park Causeway Project, officially it’s Grand Avenue, and it’s one of two entrances into Carson Park. The total cost was $2.9 million, out of that $900,000 is the approximate bridge cost, and we had a $900,000 grant from the state, and then the rest of it is city funds.”

“This project started with a bridge replacement, there was an aged bridge that was built in the 1930’s. As part of the bridge replacement we looked at the causeway leading up the bridge. Countless number of improvements that were made with this over what was here previously.

“We have erosion control along the banks. You’ll be able to sit by the lake, you’ll be able to fish. We included tree drops so there’s actually fish habitat out in the water. There are two ADA accessible fishing piers. The railing is designed so if you catch a big fish, you can bring it between the slots of rail, you don’t have to bring it up over the top. You’ll be able to launch a kayak here if you want, sit on a bench, enjoy the trails. We’ve been working on it for three years, so to finally be at the stage where we’re done with construction, there was a lot of thought that went into it.”

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