Tacoma, WA, United States
In April of 2104, city engineers determined that the totem pole structure that stands in Fireman’s Park was a “falling hazard” due to rot and insect infestation. The Tacoma Arts Commission recommended that the totem pole be protected and restored. In the summer of 2014, work began to stabilize the 110 year old totem pole which stands over 80 feet tall.
Engineers designed a fix for the pole to use bracing and a steel pole to stabilize the structure. In the summer of 2014, Portland Bolt was contacted by the contractor on the job to provide the custom anchor rods and timber bolts required for the project. Portland Bolt was able to custom manufacture the 8 anchor bolts which would hold the steel pole to the concrete foundation. After the anchor bolts were set and the concrete cured, Portland Bolt provided the 30” long timber bolts that fastened the steel pole to the Totem Pole.