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Repairs needed for Edmonds Fishing Pier railings

Six years after the Edmonds Fishing Pier was reopened following extensive renovations, some of the popular structure's top railings appear to be failing.

Meant to carry the weight of adults and children leaning over to count starfish along the marina's breakwater, many of the upright wood composite boards along the east-west walkway sport cracks where they are screwed onto metal supporting posts.

While some of these cracks are merely hairline fractures, others are significantly larger. Several top rails are severed three-quarters of the way through but are still marginally held to the uprights by end bolts.

However, the damage appears to be accelerating with colder weather. This week the end of one board near the pier entrance has broken off, leaving the railing hanging and not fully supported.

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