Photographer's Note

Over four winter season, starting September 2009, Ports of Stockholm renovates the Strömkajen quay.
The primary reason we are renovating the quay is that isostatic uplift has resulted in the wooden pilings used in the construction of the quay now being exposed at low tide. This has resulted in the quay's wooden foundations and supporting pilings beginning to rot and has led to subsidence of regions of the quayside.

The new quayside edge will also be significantly lower. The isostatic uplift has caused the land to rise around a half metre in total and this has made embarking and disembarking difficult as the difference in heights between the boats and the existing quayside is now too great. The new quayside edge will return the quay to its original height and make it easier for everyone to use the boats. (The land in Stockholm rises at a rate of around 4 mm annually).

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