Bayfront Trail

Location: 
Duluth, MN
Completed: 
2016
Estimated Cost: 
$1,000,000

· 2 Scenic Overlooks

· Fish Habitat Sill area

· Sliding bridge and break wall

AMI Consulting Engineers, PA designed a new, concrete boardwalk upon an old, wooden dock structure. This project included stormwater design, erosion control, bank stabilization, shoreline retaining walls, a sliding bridge, and two scenic overlooks. To mitigate for open water losses resulting from the dock wall repairs, AMI collaborated with the MN DNR to design and permit pan fish spawning habitat. This habitat was made by shallowing and installing substrate for the spawning bed. Native yellow and white lilies were integrated to provide fish coverage. Emergent vegetation buffer strips were also installed to treat stormwater runoff.