Aerial footage of Army Corps’ Island Beach State Park jetty repairs

    Repairs continue on a significant portion of the north side of the Barnegat Inlet jetty that protects the southern tip of Island Beach State Park, where local photographer Bob Alberding of RCAP/Remote Control Aerial Photography recently captured aerial video of the work. 

    The $7.6 million project, which began in March, will result in repairs to approximately 740 feet of the jetty that was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy, according to a February 2014 Army Corps release. 

    The repair work involves rebuilding the cross-section of the jetty using existing capstone, supplemented with additional capstone, corestone, and slushed concrete stone-filled mattresses.

    Crews have to weigh each rock used, as seen in the video by Alberding, who has a special permit to document the prohect. 

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    “They mark it with spray paint so they know how much each stone weighs to ensure that it is properly placed. Then they are sorted out in piles and arrange as needed,” he said. 

    The jetty and adjacent beach area are closed for the duration of the project, which is expected to continue to the fall.

    NewsWorks profiled Alberding earlier this year.

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