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Spokane firm gets contract to upgrade Stehekin Landing ferry facility


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Spokane business Wesslen Construction has won a $1 million contract with the National Park Service to uprade the ferry-landing faciliies at the Stehekin Landing on Lake Chelan.

The contract came through a competitive bid process.

Wesslen will provide universal access at the Stehekin Landing for  passengers traveling via the commercial ferry system. The park service is spending more than $2 million this year to improve the services and facilities at Stehekin, at the low end of Lake Chelan.

The popular Rainbow Mist Trail is also being upgraded to provide universal access to Rainbow Falls.

Seven firm made bids on the job. Wesslen has a history of doing marine projects in remote areas. A recent project was the Agnes Creek Bridge reconstruction.

The work is likely to take place February through June, and the new structure should


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