INTENDED REPAIRS FOR A COUPLE OF THE ORANGE BEACH PARK FACILITIES ARE GETTING CLOSER TO REALITY





November 30, 2021



It seems like its been forever since hurricane Sally unexpectedly turned and slammed into the Alabama gulf coast- catching most everyone off guard. And even though a lot of us have overcome this event and returned to a "somewhat" normal life, there are constant reminders that not everything is back to normal. For example, the popular Waterfront Park pier, on Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL, took a devastating blow- far worse than many of us thought at first glance. So let's take a closer look at what happened-





The Waterfront Park pier actually sustained significant damage and will have to be completely rebuilt. As you can tell from the picture above, just past the first pavilion, the pilings were actually "lifted" by the storm surge and wave action of the hurricane. Also, most of it took significant structural damage. It's beyond a repair- so we are talking about having to rebuild the pier. And because of that, we are talking about a whole other "ball game". Not only are we talking about involvement of the insurance company- but the Corps of Engineers also. However, good news from the city of Orange Beach- the word is that early next year they will be talking to contractors about bids and construction plans. And hopes are that within a year's time, the new pier will be finished- this is of course as long as weather cooperates and supplies are abundant.