Beach replenishment continues in Manasquan, where local photographer Bob Alberding of RCAP/Remote Control Aerial Photography captured aerial imagery of the work yesterday evening. (NewsWorks profiled Alberding earlier this year.)
The $25.3 million federally funded Army Corps of Engineers project began in early November. Crews are working around-the-clock, pumping in approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of offshore sand to replenish beaches between Manasquan and Belmar, according to Chris Gardner, Public Affairs Specialist of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District.
That’s enough to build an entire sandcastle of the Empire State Building and have sand to spare, Gardner said.
The Belmar to Manasquan project is one of four areas for post-Sandy repair and restoration work between Sea Bright and Manasquan under the responsibility of the Army Corps of Engineers New York District, resulting in roughly 16 million cubic yards of sand pumped ashore along the entire stretch, according to Gardner.
Read more about the project in this NewsWorks report from last month.