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Repairs underway on Ike-damaged seawall

January 12, 2010 7:20 AM

Scott Lawrence

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says repairs to Galveston's Hurricane Ike-damaged seawall should be finished by April 1.
Ike stormed ashore on Sept. 13, 2008, leaving behind sinkholes in the sidewalk atop the tourist-popular seawall and damaging the rock groins.
Engineer Don Carelock says the Corps has estimated the repairs will cost $18 million. The fix is being paid for with federal funding.
Carelock says the seawall along the Gulf of Mexico is structurally sound.
Carelock says the sandy fill below the seawall washed away when waves crashed over the barrier. He says more sinkholes emerged in the months after Ike, with recent, unusually high tides causing more damage.

what a waste of taxpayer money. no new building permits should be issued on the island. the next hurricane will just wash it all away again. :eek:hwell:

(for those of you who don't recognize it, this is sarcasm - a poke back at the folks who think bolivar should be left to nature).
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