Every engineering project has its idiosyncrasies. But not all engineering jobs take into account the impact of wildlife and hockey pucks.
Those were just two obstacles faced by the engineers renovating the Marsh Boardwalk in Point Pelee National Park. The park’s kilometre-long boardwalk, which reopened this spring, features a new floating section, a pagoda-style viewing area and a new canoe and kayak dock-all wheelchair-accessible. As soon as the ice thawed in the marsh, the push was on to complete construction before it could interfere with migrating birds.