Monday, April 8, 2013
More than half of the boardwalk reconstruction project is complete in Seaside Heights.
Boardwalk reconstruction is well underway in Seaside Heights. With a deadline of May 10 to finish, crews have been working steadily to add boards to previously installed pilings along the 15-block stretch of planned boardwalk. The resort town has always eyed Memorial Day as its reopening date, though it appears as though it will beat that prediction. Town officials have yet to schedule a reopening of Seaside Heights' beaches. Debris is still scattered throughout and will require additional, and thorough, beach cleanups before it's ready to go.
Photo gallery of construction
The oceanfront of both Belmar and Avon are full of ongoing construction, with Belmar laying more boards for its boardwalk and Avon adding pilings to its boardwalk reconstruction. Check out this gallery of photos from April 2-7 from resident Paul Spennrath to see more of the construction unfold.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Reconstruction work on Seaside Heights' new boardwalk begins with some pile driving.
Construction of Seaside Heights' new boardwalk is underway. Crews are currently installing 25-foot long wooden pilings to help support the new boards. In all, more than 1,500 pilings are expected to be installed. The actually process of installing pilings is relatively simple - following the planning, measuring and surveying, that is. A large drill bores deep into the beach while a second heavy machine lowers the pilings into place while its pile driver attachment hammers it into the ground. About 64 pilings are expected to be installed each day. Seaside's boardwalk is expected to be rebuilt on or before May 10.
Crews are drilling the sand and inserting pilings 25 feet into the ground to support the resort town's new boardwalk.
Construction crews were out in Seaside Heights Friday morning for the first day of work rebuilding the shore town's popular boardwalk. The first step of the process is drilling deep into the beach and inserting 25-foot long wooden pilings that will support the boardwalk. Officials hope the pilings, which are drilled 10 feet below sea level, will help keep the boardwalk intact during future storms. Much of the boardwalk was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. What was left was removed and hauled away, a necessary process prior to reconstruction of nearly the entire length of the boardwalk. The entire boardwalk will require an estimated 1,500 pilings, according to Seaside Heights Administrator John Camera. A foreman on hand for the first day …