RED BANK: LIBRARY BULKHEAD WORK BEGINS
Heavy equipment and materials begin rolling in at the Red Bank Public Library site Friday for the rebuilding of its deteriorated Navesink River bulkhead, seen in 2013 at right.
A plan to replace the existing structure, rather than allow a return to a natural shoreline, was the subject of heated controversy in 2014. In the end, the borough council approved a $600,000 bond to cover the bulkhead and a second one at North Prospect Avenue, while agreeing to seek a “hybrid” approach that incorporated materials considered environmentally sensitive. (Photo at right by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)