i took a bunch of pictures of the damage to cliffwalk around ruggles today. id like to see what everyone else thinks about the damage and if you believe jetties are truly necessary. that will let everyone assess the damage for themselves.
-The worst part is clearly where the walkway partially collapsed, this is right in front of the Anglesea estate... where access is restricted
This is Anglesea Estate... Right above my head where these shots were taken there is several strings of BARBED WIRE intertwined into the iron fence (i'm kicking myself now for not getting a shot of it). I think that makes it kind of obvious that this person who owns this estate does not take kindly to other people, nor does he care for their safety. i'm pretty sure the 5ft stone wall with another 5ft of iron fencing should be enough to keep people out, barbed wire totally unnecessary<br /><br /> Attachment 7255Attachment 7256
The construction drawings on the RI DOT website have a label that i took to mean the jetties are just temporary structures to allow the barges to offload the armor rock to be placed at the cliff bottom.
"Dave McLaughlin, founder of Clean Ocean Access had this to say about the proposals and timeline of the project: “The entire work effort is split into 27 zones, [and] the estimated duration of the project is six months. When I reviewed these plans on March 20th, I questioned the rectangles offshore [and] was told they were the ‘access points’ for the barge to offload the material on the shoreline — there was no talk of jetties. If the concept of a jetty was known, that issue would have surfaced 11 days ago. On the plans I saw, it called for five to ten feet of armor stone, but the CRMC permit request disclosed the information more explicitly by indicating the rock will extend to 2.43 feet below mean high tide water mark. If you’ve ever walked out at Ruggles at low tide (which is about -0.5 on average), to get to -2.43 feet is about 10 feet past the natural rock.”
even if the jetties are not permanent there is no way they will get all the rocks out when they go to remove them. it willl still change the bottom contour and ruin the break. on another note anyone get out at ruggles today. I didnt make it down but looked like it might have been decentt today.