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Storm Blew Hole in Manasquan Inlet Bulkhead; Fishing Off Limits

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A hole in the bulkhead on the Point Pleasant side of Manasquan Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A hole in the bulkhead on the Point Pleasant side of Manasquan Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The Shore was spared the snow and flooding from a nor’easter this week, but the western portion of the wall at the Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant Beach was one of the few casualties.

The portion of the wall near the Fisherman’s Memorial at Loughran Point – the western tip of the inlet area – was completely decimated by the storm, and water is now washing through at every point of high tide. Another storm could threaten the memorial itself or small wind turbine generator nearby.

A hole in the bulkhead on the Point Pleasant side of Manasquan Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A hole in the bulkhead on the Point Pleasant side of Manasquan Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Point Pleasant Mayor Stephen Reid said the township has contacted the state Department of Environmental Protection and wants to make repairs a priority. It is not yet known when – or what entity – will be responsible for repairing the destroyed bulkhead. On Wednesday, support bars behind the bulkhead were exposed as well as an older, wooden bulkhead that sits below the sand. Even at the main concrete wall, there is now a separation point between the sand at the structure itself in some areas.

A hole in the bulkhead on the Point Pleasant side of Manasquan Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A hole in the bulkhead on the Point Pleasant side of Manasquan Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A hole in the bulkhead on the Point Pleasant side of Manasquan Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A hole in the bulkhead on the Point Pleasant side of Manasquan Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
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For now, anglers are being asked to stay away from the site. Water could potentially rush through at any time, making the situation unsafe, officials said.


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  • Scott

    Quick solution get some jersey barriers and boulders and place them there TODAY. Then worry about a long term fix about 1 to 2 weeks. This is not rocket science.

    • Steve Mitchell

      No. This requires AT LEAST 2 months as meetings will be necessary, mission statements drawn up, PowerPoint presentations made, Starbucks & Dunkin Donuts will be needed to supply these meetings with supplies for the participants, and the Press will needed to be contacted to show our terrific plan that we came up with in a short 2 month timeframe so we can win re-election in November.

      • Scott

        Sad to say you are correct!

  • Count_Iblis

    Low bid and that wind turbine hadn’t worked in years

  • Surfrider

    Absolutely! Typical state nonsense and much to do about nothing. Even if you got a local bulkhead contractor to put a temporary fix in with bulkhead material , until the weather gets better and done with the heavy duty bulk heading or some big bolders stacked there, which may take a little more time, at least you stop the flow of the water coming in and taking away the sand fill. All can be done from the land side. To the state “officials”, it is rocket science! ha ha.