Engineers suggest section of Ocean Springs Front Beach boardwalk be attached to seawall


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OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi — An engineering firm suggests that a 260-foot section of the popular Ocean Springs Front Beach boardwalk that failed in May would best be rebuilt attached to the seawall along Front Beach Drive.

At Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1o7jPj6 ) city leaders decided to proceed with a preliminary plan to do that to stabilize it.

The section caved in earlier this year after wave action ate away its beach protection and then undermined it. Jackson County crews removed the slabs of broken cement and filled the area of boardwalk with sand until the city could decide what to do next.

The county also rebuilt the beach in front of the structure, though it is expected to erode again by the end of the year.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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