Work Continues Behind 330 Esplanade

Sunday December 27, 2009

  • 3:50 PM SFExaminer.com: Crews pile rocks to try to save Pacifica cliff. From the article:
    “We’ll be here all week,” Fortunato said. “We’re in pretty good shape now, but we got pounded pretty heavily yesterday,” he said of high surf and powerful waves that slowed down the work Saturday. He said that on Monday they will begin using the crane again to hoist the rocks over the apartment buildings to the base of the cliff.
  • 3:40 PM – ABC 7 report. Highlight was the excavator working on the sand and backing down the beach into the surf. Tony Fortunato said work was “hammered” by weather and waves yesterday but didn’t say that really all they’re doing today is rebuilding the road washed out overnight, Crews continue moving rocks to Pacifica cliff.
  • 3:00 PM – No crane operations today, not sure why. A lot of activity over at Chit Chat at Manor. Load after load of rock trucked in and stacked into an impressive mountain. A tracked dump truck made numerous runs down the new road with sand before switching to rock. Looking at the road from next to 330 we don’t see any activity yet. Looks like they’re rebuilding the road. I do mean rebuilding because it was done and smooth last night. (I have pictures of it that I hope to post later or first thing Monday.)
  • 9:00 AM – sunny, pretty impressive surf, quiet. The sand surface of the road down on the beach is GONE. Rock is still there of course, but only something fairly agile will be able to cross to the base of 330. The crane and machines aren’t running up on Esplanade this morning. Perhaps they’re waiting for the tide to recede?

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