Work completed on repairs to hurricane-damaged breakwater


CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say a $36 million project to rebuild a vital Lake Erie breakwater in Cleveland damaged by Superstorm Sandy has been completed.

WKYC-TV reports (http://on.wkyc.com/2fgmxt7 ) that the nearly mile-long section of breakwater ravaged by the storm’s 70-mph winds in October 2012 has been rebuilt using concrete structures that resemble a ship’s anchor and are designed to dissipate waves rather than block them.

More than 18,000 of the interlocking 6-ton structures, called dollose, were used to repair the breakwater.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the breakwater is important for protecting Cleveland’s shipping channel and harbor.

Superstorm Sandy caused millions of dollars in damage to Cleveland-area marinas and structures along the Lake Erie coastline.

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