USS Arizona Memorial repairs progress, opening date not set

HONOLULU — Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu are progressing, but officials have not yet set a date to reopen the popular attraction.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday that the National Park Service says it plans to issue a statement next week with a specific date.

A malfunction with the concrete dock’s anchoring system discovered in May 2018 resulted in the memorial’s closure for the past 15 months

Park employees Thursday placed a visitor ramp for walk-on visits to the 105-foot (32-meter) floating concrete dock.

Workers this week also reinstalled the memorial’s bridge spanning 30 feet (9 meters) and weighing 4 tons (3.6 metric tons).

The more than $2.1 million repair also included the installation last month of 12 new synthetic straps to anchor the boat landing dock.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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