ANDERSON COUNTY, SC – On Tuesday, July 8, Anderson County will begin the two-day process to ‘push’ the concrete ramp sections into Lake Hartwell, forming the the new Green Pond boat ramp and breaking the record for longest ‘push’ mega boat ramp. Green Pond exceeds the record set in 2010 by Troup County, Georgia at West Point Lake.
Today is the beginning of Lake Hartwell being unveiled as the jewel we have always known she is,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “Residents have anticipated and waited patiently and now…over the next two days, we will witness Green Pond move beyond being a much discussed vision into a reality. Once completed, the Green Pond Ramp will be 221′ x 50′ and weigh 1.2 million pounds, setting the new world record for the longest push. This record breaking push will propel Anderson County into the number one Water Sports & Competitive Fishing Tournament Destination.”
“This record will exemplify Anderson County’s commitment to Lake Hartwell recreation,” said Anderson County Parks Manager Matt Schell. “This 5- year journey will begin the final approach toward completion with the pushing of this first slab. This will also mark the official preparation for the Bassmaster Classic scheduled for February 2015.
Ron Rose, Alpha Construction is Project Manager and is providing oversight of preparation and construction.