Traverse City moving forward with proposed fishing pier, conducting feasibility study


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TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — A feasibility study will be conducted to determine whether there would be anything for anglers to catch at a proposed fishing pier in Traverse City.

City commissioners voted Monday to go forward with a preliminary design for the 500-foot-long structure at the mouth of the Boardman River. The Traverse City Record-Eagle ( ) reports the commissioners also decided a study should be conducted to determine the impact the pier may have on wave action, sand drift and the river.

Critics have argued there aren't any fish near the proposed location, but supporters claim biologists will develop a habitat to attract fish.

The entire project is estimated to cost up to $8.7 million, with $5.4 million for the pier and the rest for other amenities.

Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle,

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