Jacob's Ladder re-opens

21/Jun/2010

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Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi at Jacob's Ladder today. Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi at Jacob's Ladder today.

PERTH landmark Jacob's Ladder has re-opened.

The ladder, which stretches from Mounts Bay Road to upper Cliff Street near Kings Park, had been closed since Perth's big storm on March 22.

The storm triggered a landslide, which undermined the footings of the long-established structure.

Workers have now underpinned its foundations, strengthened its beams with steel plates and repaired bricks and concrete structures.

It has also been given a fresh coat of paint.

Further on-site works, including stormwater drainage improvements and slope surface protection, will be carried out as part of the City's management plan.

 “Jacob's Ladder, in one form or another, has been a popular city attraction for decades and it has been missed by those who use it regularly for fitness purposes and by other visitors,” Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said.

“Much of the estimated $180,000 cost of repairing the damage will be met by a grant under the State Government's Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.”

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Evelyn Taylor

24/09/2010

So glad to know this city landmark is back. It's a wonderful attraction for locals and visitors. Money well spent.

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