- Posted August 29, 2011 by
Spring Lake, New Jersey
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Irene Boardwalk damage at New Jersey Shore
Photos of damage to boardwalks in Spring Lake and Belmar New Jersey USA from Hurricane Irene. Taken 28 August 2011.
Power is still out for many in Monmouth County, New Jersey USA where these were taken.
Many New Jersey coastal towns, including Spring Lake, had mandatory evacuations the day before.
Police were out and not allowing anyone on the boardwalks, or dunes, as some were near collapse. Traffic was heavy to see the aftermath, many came to look at the damage and the large waves churned up by the storm.
The concrete pilings seen in many of the photos say WPA 1939 [Works Progress Administration]. These have survived every storm since they were built. The boardwalk has been destroyed before, but the concrete pilings remain.