Broward County's Beach Renourishment Project (Segment III)
Week Ending May 6, 2005
Last week saw an additional 3,500 feet of submerged line deployed, bringing the total length of pipe offshore to 5,500 feet.
On May 2, a 2,000-foot-long segment was towed offshore and sunk in the pipeline corridor. Just a few days later, on May 6, another 1,500 foot section was added.
The photo above shows 2,000 feet of pipeline being towed to the site, accompanied by the derrick barge.
2,000 feet of pipe is carefully maneuvered into the pipeline corridor.
A new section of pipe is connected to the end of the previously laid pipe.
On land, work of celebratory nature was taking place. On Friday, May 6, Broward County, along with partner cities Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and Dania Beach, marked the beginning of restoring South Broward’s eroded beach with a Beach Party celebration at The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa on Hollywood Beach.
The event was capped off with a sand replacement ceremony. Among the invited guests were members of the Broward County Commission, state and federal officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and representatives from the many Beach Renourishment Project partners. Also in attendance were owners of local beach businesses and presidents of beachside homeowner and condo associations from all three cities.
City of Hollywood Mayor Mara Giulianti; Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs; Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger; City of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper; and City of Dania Beach Vice-Mayor Patricia Flury are all smiles because they will soon see beaches in South Broward restored.
Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger, District 6, who represents the areas affected by this phase of the project, welcomes the crowd to the Beach Party. Joining her at the podium are Mayor Jocobs, Mayor Cooper and Vice-Mayor Flury.