Old Lakeshore Bluff Work Starts

Work has started to strengthen part of the bluff along Old Lakeshore Road in St. Joseph. CSX Railroad is installing huge rocks at the bottom of the bluff near the 2,400 block where there has been a partial collapse. The city of St. Joseph reached out to the railroad earlier this year when some nearby residents noticed the bluff caving in. That’s a concern because CSX Railroad tracks are located nearby. It took a while, but CSX finally started to take action in the past few months. The last hurdle was getting permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. A crane could be seen in the area dropping large rocks to fill in part of the gap this week.