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.
A 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.