The Long Beach boardwalk is now open for business, long walks, and a jog by the sea or even a bike ride with your family.
Just nine months after Hurricane Sandy destroyed it, a four-block section of the newly rebuilt boardwalk opened on Saturday, July 27.
City Manager Jack Schnirman, said, “The community is passionate about the recovery and restoring this community staple. It provides a sense of comfort and normalcy.”
The project includes the installation of Murdock showers, which were adapted specifically so beach goers could wash off the days sand before heading on to the boardwalk.
Those additional features include grab bars so bathers could maintain their balance while washing the sand off their feet. Each shower has two heads with one being at ADA height.
As you can imagine, constant exposure to the sea air can be rough on just about anything. But that won’t be a problem for these showers. To prevent rust, they are made from all stainless steel.
This was a high profile project with a tight time frame. From the design of additional features on the showers, to production, and then final delivery of the showers, everything went smoothly.
Scott Pennello of ASAP Sales Corporation said, “Bob your team definitely hit a home run with this order, on getting all of them to the contractor when we promised so that they could get this section of boardwalk open to the public. And they look great.”
The Long Beach boardwalk holds a special place in residents’ hearts. This construction project was anything but ordinary as it represented the resiliency of a town. That’s a lot of pressure put on a contractor.
Despite that pressure, the project was a great success. In an article on Patch.com residents described the opening of the boardwalk as an “incredible day” and the boardwalk itself as “the whole center, the whole soul of this town.”
Several people stopped Pennello while he was taking pictures of the shower installation to express how good the showers looked and how well they worked.
The entire boardwalk, a 2.2-mile stretch, is expected to be completed by November 2013.
Contractor: W H M Plumbing
Wholesaler: Green Art Plumbing Supply
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