Bleacher project marks milestone

By Cort Gifford
Reader Contributor

There were no cheering crowds, scent of hot dogs, or brass bands to stir the hearts of the faithful, but after weeks of seeming inactivity at the construction site for the new bleachers at War Memorial Field, a major milestone occurred this week. The steel girders which will form the uprights and cross beams were delivered to the job site.

Steel is delivered at the Memorial Field job site on Monday. Photo by Cort Gifford.

Steel is delivered at the Memorial Field job site on Monday. Photo by Cort Gifford.

Now that the foundation is ready, the next task will be to erect the superstructure. Heavy weather-proof blankets were draped over the walls and heated to cure the concrete.

“Once we get the uprights, the roof finished, and the walls framed, we can wrap everything in plastic and start working on the inside,” said project supervisor Gannon Reynolds.

Reynolds guesses this next phase will begin in March, leaving less than 90 days for Northcon, Inc. to fulfill its contract requirement that the bleachers be ready in time for graduation ceremonies.

While we have you ...

... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.

You can contribute at either Paypal or Patreon.

Contribute at Patreon Contribute at Paypal

You may also like...

Close [x]

Want to support independent local journalism?

The Sandpoint Reader is our town's local, independent weekly newspaper. "Independent" means that the Reader is locally owned, in a partnership between Publisher Ben Olson and Keokee Co. Publishing, the media company owned by Chris Bessler that also publishes Sandpoint Magazine and Sandpoint Online. Sandpoint Reader LLC is a completely independent business unit; no big newspaper group or corporate conglomerate or billionaire owner dictates our editorial policy. And we want the news, opinion and lifestyle stories we report to be freely available to all interested readers - so unlike many other newspapers and media websites, we have NO PAYWALL on our website. The Reader relies wholly on the support of our valued advertisers, as well as readers who voluntarily contribute. Want to ensure that local, independent journalism survives in our town? You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.