The 40-year-old structure had been at risk of permanently shutting down due to the lack of needed upgrades to its foundation.

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EVERETT — The city of Edmonds is closing its fishing pier while the structure gets upgraded with about $1.6 million in repairs.

The Daily Herald reports (http://goo.gl/jtq3WO ) that the 944-foot-long pier will be closed for three months starting Monday. The city first announced plans to close the pier for repairs last summer.

The 40-year-old structure had been at risk of permanently shutting down due to the lack of needed upgrades to its foundation.

The repairs are being funded mostly through grants from the state and $100,000 from the city.

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The work being done by a Bellingham construction company will fix the supports beneath the pier’s deck, which has been corroded by saltwater.

The pier attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors each year and is the city’s only location with public access to saltwater fishing.