2006-09-22 / Community

Belle Harbor Beach Wall Offers Varied Defense

The US Army Corps of Engineers recently said it would inspect a dilapidated section of seawall in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn after residents and elected officials, including Congressman Anthony Weiner, expressed concern over the wall's dilapidated condition, according to a September 7 Daily News story. The Wave recently toured the oceanfront in Belle Harbor, where a seawall of varied height and construction material provides what would appear to be equally varied protection from sand drifts and storm surge. This tall section of seawall on Beach 136 Street shows cracks, repair and refortifications.

This section of seawall has an opening that is closed off with a plywood door. This section of seawall has an opening that is closed off with a plywood door. A section of the barrier on Beach 134 Street shows the different materials (poured concrete and brick) used to construct the walls. Note that each part of the barrier is a different height. The arrangement of the wall sections creates a labyrinthine effect. A section of the barrier on Beach 134 Street shows the different materials (poured concrete and brick) used to construct the walls. Note that each part of the barrier is a different height. The arrangement of the wall sections creates a labyrinthine effect. One of the lowest sections of the wall is near Beach 129 Street, where the concrete is between 2 and a half and three feet off the sand. One of the lowest sections of the wall is near Beach 129 Street, where the concrete is between 2 and a half and three feet off the sand. This new brick home on beach 133 Street has incorporated the wall into the structure of the home itself. There are even windows and a door. This new brick home on beach 133 Street has incorporated the wall into the structure of the home itself. There are even windows and a door.

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