New England News Releases

USACE hosts open house August 1 in Oxford, Mass., for Hodges Village Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house August 1, 2024, in Oxford, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1976 Hodges Village Dam Master Plan for the Hodges...
USACE hosts open house July 31 in Monson, Mass., for Conant Brook Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 31, 2024, in Monson, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1998 Conant Brook Dam Master Plan for the Conant...
USACE hosts open house July 30 in Uxbridge, Mass., for West Hill Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 30, 2024, in Uxbridge, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 2011 West Hill Dam Master Plan for the West Hill...

Top Rotator

Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

USACE’s Albuquerque District hosts Tribal Nations Open House, talks big policy updates
6/25/2024
The Albuquerque District held a Tribal Nations Open House at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, June 25. More than 30 representatives from 18 different Tribal Nations attended the...
Josh Reddick: staying close to home and helping communities in a new career
6/20/2024 UPDATED
Starting a new career out of college can be a daunting and overwhelming experience.Josh Reddick is taking everything in stride as he joins the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District with a...
Ground broken on Offutt’s final flood recovery campuses
5/23/2024
Two groundbreaking ceremonies took place at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, May 3, 2024, signifying the final stages of seven U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District flood recovery projects on...

Feature Stories

New England District, contractor complete work on Bearskin Neck Stone Jetty

USACE, New England District
Published May 23, 2015
Work is now completed at the Bearskin Neck Jetty in Rockport, Massachusetts.

Work is now completed at the Bearskin Neck Jetty in Rockport, Massachusetts.

Repair work to the Bearskin Neck Stone Jetty in Rockport, Massachusetts is complete. 

“Despite being hit with a harsh winter that included Winter Storm Juno, field work was completed on the Bearskin Neck Jetty repairs, Rockport, Mass., two days before Memorial Day Weekend,” said Project Manager Stephen Dunbar.

The work on the $3.3M project consisted of repairing the 540-foot-long jetty that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.   The Bearskin Neck Jetty is located at the northern end of Bearskin Neck in Rockport, approximately 35 miles north of Boston and 20 miles south of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. The jetty extends into the ocean from the end of Bearskin Neck to the east and provides protection to Rockport Harbor.

Prior to construction, the jetty consisted primarily of 3-5 ton armor stone. The ocean side of the jetty retained its shape and authorized dimension while 400 feet of the jetty contained voids 5-feet-deep along the crest profile and voids 5-10 feet deep along the harbor side slope. The head at the east end of the jetty was completely removed by wave action along with the U.S. Coast Guard Aid to Navigation that was mounted there.

The work included delivery and installation of 8,900 tons of 14-19 ton armor stone and 3,800 tons of 4-8 ton armor stone to repair the jetty to authorized dimensions. Repairs provided a crest width of 18 feet for the first 400 feet, widening for the next 70 feet to a fixed width of 28 feet for the last 30 feet at the head of the jetty. Crest elevation was +18.8 feet mean lower low water (MLLW). A majority of the 18-19 ton stones were used to reconstruct the last 30 feet at the head of the jetty.

“Repairs required a substantial rebuild of the neck of the jetty, reinforcement of the toe, and moving and re-handling of new and existing stones to obtain the required 3-point interlocking,” said Dunbar.  The New England District also executed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S.  Coast Guard to install a new concrete base for Aid To Navigation (ATON) at the head of the jetty.

“The town of Rockport, residents and business owners are very happy with the finished product and that it was completed on schedule,” said Dunbar. “Thanks to the entire team-- from design through construction-- for a job well done.”

Yankee Engineer newsletter

To view edition please click here.

Past Issues

SocialMediaTabs