Repairs set for storm damaged inlet

     Water entering through a hole in the Manasquan River bulkhead in Point Pleasant Beacb on Tuesday. (Image: Michele Lane via JSHN)

    Water entering through a hole in the Manasquan River bulkhead in Point Pleasant Beacb on Tuesday. (Image: Michele Lane via JSHN)

    Another temporary, but more elaborate, fix is on the way for a portion of the Manasquan Inlet bulkhead that opened during a nor’easter earlier this month. 

    Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Stephen Reid says repairs to the 12-foot breach will begin next week. A construction crew, including divers, are under a $42,000 contract to make the repairs within 30 days, NJ.com reported. 

    The particular section of the aluminum bulkhead at Loughran’s Point is a known trouble spot that has been patched as a temporary fix in the past. 

    video posted by Michele Lane and shared with Jersey Shore Hurricane News showed waves crashing through the gap and flooding land near the Fisherman’s Memorial during the storm.

    A $600,000 repair was already slated for to replace the bulkhead, which was constructed nearly 90 years ago, News 12 reported. Reid told the television station that the borough spent $10,000 on temporary repairs last fall. 

    The immediate area near the breach, a popular fishing spot, has been closed since the storm due to waves eroding sand. 

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