Boardwalk Rebuild: Wave-Break Wall Being Installed [Photos]

Grace Industries has entered the building… errr… I mean beach. The wave-break wall (vinyl/fiberglass sheeting) is going up at the Long Beach Blvd beach. Yeah, it’s kinda ugly, but picture seagrass-lush dunes hiding them.

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22 thoughts on “Boardwalk Rebuild: Wave-Break Wall Being Installed [Photos]”

  1. i heard that they were trying to vibrate them in like they do with steel bulkheads on bays and they kept shattering because of hitting rocks and debris…now they are digging like 10 ft and to clear from rocks for them to install it….i would think for 44 mil they would have done a little test on how to install it correctly the first time… maybe that is what took them the last 40 something days to get started

  2. Correct stevelb – the wave break wall will be rendered moot once the dune stands in front of the boardwalk – this may take 5 years I grant you, but whatever millions were spent on it as part of the $44M project, will only have a short term beneficial effect.

  3. What a farce.Vinyl? What’s needed is concrete , about 2 feet thick, like they have in other places like NJ. Have these ” sheets” been tested anywhere against sustained heavy surf?

  4. What a friggen joke this is, it’s already Memorial Day weekend and NOT ONE SINGLE BOARD HAS BEEN LAID.
    I LIVE RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LOT WHERE THEY ARE WORKING AND I SEE THIS FARCE EVERY DAY. YESTERDAY AND TODAY I HAVE YET TO EVEN SEE A WORKER THERE!
    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?

  5. I thought they said National to LB Road would be completed so we can have the craft fair and for the Allegria cause you know they’re most important thing in the city.

  6. Don’t worry, so long as a single section is in place – there will be a ceremony there and thousands of LB residents will be out there cheering for how great its going.

  7. So many misguided comments here. The purpose of the wall is to break the force of the incoming waves in order to prevent damage to structures further inland. Let’s face it, the dunes didn’t do an exemplary job of that during sandy, so what is making us think that they will next time. The wall is made of fiberglass composite, not vinyl, and is industry standard for wave breaks and bulkheads alike. As for it being ugly…no defense there. There just isn’t a pretty alternative. Let’s leave this one to the engineers and contractors folks.

  8. Right, as is your comment. It’s meant to keep the boardwalk under-structure from getting slammed by incoming waves by diffusing them. It doesn’t protect anything further in-land, it just delays damage to the boardwalk itself. In reality these will protect the boardwalk from waves as designed assuming a surge is not building up against them. If the water level ever reaches anywhere near the level it did during Sandy these would simply crumble due to the weight of water against it.

  9. Just checked, a total of 10 workers actually working 4 working and 6 managing. What happen to the 120 people grace industries said they were hiring? Why do they stop working at 4:30 pm

  10. East end- there were no dunes in boardwalk area. There were walkways cut through many dunes. Dunes work well when they are nurtured, maintained and enhanced.

  11. Eddie is, unfortunately, frequently correct though. LB can be a very demoralizing place what with all the ineptitude, apathy, nepotism, inefficiencies, high taxes, poor services and on and on. Who would live here but for the beach and boardwalk? And I generally try to look at the glass as half full not half empty but it can be tough here to do this at times. Many people have told me they don’t bother to vote because its a waste of time. Very sad indeed.Sorry to bring on more negativity. I would much rather be heaping praise on the city government and such .

  12. Yup, look how we’re about to get screwed again the cops are “owed” raises dated back to 2008 amounting to $3 or 4m, although the city has remained hush on this and has not announced a number. Looks like we’ll need another loan and more tax increases!

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