US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

New Jersey Shore Protection, Brigantine Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Brigantine Island

Brigantine Coastal Storm Risk Management

Published Nov. 26, 2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District pumped 667,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach at Brigantine, NJ. Work was completed in February of 2013 and is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District pumped 667,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach at Brigantine, NJ. Work was completed in February of 2013 and is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District pumped 667,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach at Brigantine, NJ. Work was completed in February of 2013 and is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District pumped 667,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach at Brigantine, NJ. Work was completed in February of 2013 and is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.

The Brigantine Island project consists of berm and dune restoration along approximately 1.8 miles of coastline fronting the northern third of the city.

The Brigantine Island project consists of berm and dune restoration along approximately 1.8 miles of coastline fronting the northern third of the city.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-2

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction

AUTHORITY: This project is authorized by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1999.

LOCATION: Brigantine Island extends 6.5 miles along the Atlantic coast of NJ from Brigantine Inlet to Absecon Inlet.

DESCRIPTION: The project provides flood and coastal storm damage reduction along Brigantine Island, utilizing sand from an offshore borrow source. The project will consist of berm and dune restoration along approximately 1.8 miles of coastline fronting the northern third of the city. The initial project construction cost is estimated at approximately $4.5 million

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides hurricane and coastal storm damage reduction along Brigantine Island, consisting of a berm and dune restoration. The project was initially constructed in 2006 and repaired/renourished in 2011, 2013 and 2018. 

DATE OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: 10 September 2004     

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

TARGET COMPLETION DATE: 2054

PROJECT MANAGER: Erik Rourke