We received a bunch of submitted boardwalk concepts, all unique and wonderful in their own way. Of course, this blog has no control over what eventually gets done, because… well.. it’s just a blog. But it’s still fun to talk about the boardwalk-rebuild nonetheless. So send one in if you got it (extra Points go to those who make concept drawing). Here is the list so far:
- Hybrid-Composite Beams [Boardwalk-Rebuild Idea #3]
- Reader Boardwalk-Rebuild Idea #2 – Piers, Storm Protection, Knees & More!
- What is on your boardwalk wish list?
- Reader Boardwalk-Rebuild Idea: Concrete with a Rubber Track for Runners
This next concept comes from local resident Joey Naham, who calls for the idea of adding a deck which would be utilized for all sorts of things. Check it out:
The(Third) Boardwalk (Built in the 1930’s) was approximately 50-60 feet wide. The army core of engineers proposed to build beneficial Dunes south of the Boardwalk. The Dunes will be approximately 80-100 feet wide (According to an old Long Beach Herald Article). The “Bump Out Deck” Would span across the Dunes and provide a number of ecological benefits, as well as community benefits:
- Summer Concerts utilize temporary stages that are situated adjacent to the boardwalk. The Deck would remove the dune barrier that patrons will have who desire to watch the concert from the boardwalk.
- A Deck over the Dunes, as opposed to making a gap between Dunes for patrons and vehicles to access the beach would increase the durabaiity of the Dunes when confronted with a Hurricane.
- A Deck should mirror the width of the boardwalk, 60 feet.
- There should be benches on the outside of the deck to face The Sunrise in the East, and the Sun Set from the west.
- There should be a ramp that is 15 feet wide for sun bathers, as well as first responder vehicles access to the beach.
- The inside real estate/space of the deck can have a gazebo, and space for local businesses to provide a vendor wagon on the beach to increase concessions, and commerce. Also the space can be used for our Long Beach Crafts Fair, this way the main boardwalk-thorough fare won’t be impacted like it has been from years past.
- Excersize (The Pull Up Bars) can be put on the Deck’s corners.
- A Deck can bring people together who wish to have a cup of coffee, outside of the way of runners and bicycle riders.
- There can be as few as one deck, or as many as a deck for every other, or even all 14 blocks of the boardwalk.