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A set of stairs leading to Elbow Beach have been given a temporary fix, with a more permanent solution expected this winter according to the Parks Department.

The public access to the beach was originally damaged by Hurricane Igor, which struck Island last September.

Following the storm, a temporary repairs were carried out, but harsh winter weather led to erosion which caused the damage to return, leaving members of the public to deal with a steep drop when accessing the beach.

Government earlier this year said it expected work to be completed on the site by this summer. Last week,

The Royal Gazette attempted to get an update on the matter from Government, but did not receive a response.

However, Parks officer Craig Burt said yesterday that Public Works has now installed a wooden stairwell at the site to make the beach more accessible.

“As of [Wednesday] the project was complete, so the general public now have safe easy access to the beach,” he said.

He described the wooden stairs as a “temporary solution,” saying a more permanent work on the site would be carried out during the winter.

The temporary fix to the damaged steps at Elbow Beach.
The steps at Elbow Beach have become damaged making access to the beach more difficult. (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published August 27, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm)

Temporary fix is made to broken steps at beach

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