Submitted by Vortmax on 2012/11/02 at 12:40 pm..
Not sure how the seawall was “breached.” The ocean simply came in where the seawall ended on both ends…north of 14th st. and south of 10th st north.
Another interesting observation. In looking at the NOAA photorecon photos, the dunes held up fairly well. Seawater got into some areas via the rampways to the beach/dune cuts. The dunes themselves, while battered, saved Brigantine. City officials should give consideration to CLOSING OFF the dune cuts and redoing rampways to the beach. Put them at an angle to the beach, eventually gettting to the beach and most importantly put them OVER the dunes, not through a dune cut.
Although more expensive, some consideration should be given to extending the sea wall around the houses north of 14th steet north, perhaps to the beach access road. This extenstion doesn’t have to be like the main sea wall, but could be some sort of low cost material to prevent a future wash around.
Finally, city should quickly shore up the wash around areas and any dune cuts due to a possible Nor’easter next week.