BOAT RAMP REOPEN: Port St. John Boat Ramp Has Officially Reopened Ahead of Schedule
By Space Coast Daily // May 9, 2019
Completion of the Port St. John Boat Ramp marks the 11th of 20 hurricane-related park repairs
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT ST. JOHN, FLORIDA – The Port St. John Boat Ramp located at 6650 North Cocoa Blvd./U.S. 1, has officially reopened, and ahead of schedule.
The ramp, closed due to safety concerns after receiving substantial damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017, was targeted last week to reopen on Wednesday, May 8.
Repairs to the boat ramp started with the removal of preexisting structures including the concrete sidewalk, docks, piles, and broken asphalt.
New construction consisted of three new wooden fixed docks, a new concrete pedestrian ramp, 100’ sea wall, 60’ new aluminum sheet pile bulkhead to replace a portion of the existing wooden bulkhead, fill placement and grading installation of native plants (cod grass), new concrete sidewalk, replacement of damaged parking stalls, resealing of existing asphalt parking lot, and the application of pavement striping.
The Port St. John Boat Ramp provides access for watching wildlife, fishing, and viewing launches along the Indian River.
Completion of the Port St. John Boat Ramp marks the 11th of 20 hurricane-related park repairs/rebuilds underway as part of a $12 million hurricane recovery effort.
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