Project moves forward to temporarily fix wall along Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant Beach

Project moves forward to temporarily fix wall along Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant Beach

Project moves forward to temporarily fix wall along Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant Beach (3/27/17)

POINT PLEASANT BEACH - Plans are moving forward to fix the hole in the Manasquan Inlet bulkhead that opened up during the nor'easter two weeks ago.

Waves continue to come through the 15-foot hole and eat away at the surrounding areas. Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Stephen Reid was out Monday surveying some of the erosion.

“We took steps in the fall. It cost $10,000, basically put a Band-Aid on it but it didn't work,” he says.

Bids went out almost immediately to create a temporary fix for the wall. Reid says the borough has chosen Bayville-based Bird Construction to fix the wall. It will cost about $42,000.

“Whenever there's a high tide the water comes up and drags out all the sand and dirt and it's gotten worse the last couple days,” says Reid. “Hopefully we get this fixed as soon as possible."

The fix is only a temporary patch until the major replacement project gets underway later this year. That project will cost about $600,000 and will completely replace the bulkhead.

Work on the temporary wall should begin in a few weeks.

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