Bridge & Erosion Control
Fripp Inlet Bridge.
The bridge, a 2,067-foot reinforced concrete span, was completed in 1964 and today sees more than 900,000 vehicle crossings per year. Title to the bridge was transferred to the District in 2003, and the District is responsible for insurance, maintenance and repairs. The District’s consulting engineers inspect the bridge annually to ensure its continued safety and structural integrity. Commercial access across the bridge is governed by vehicle weight restrictions.
Beach Erosion Control.
Fripp Island uses rock revetments and groins to help control beach erosion. While individual owners of beachfront property are responsible for control structures along beaches fronting their lots, the District maintains the rock revetments fronting common areas, including those along Fripp Inlet and at the south end of Tarpon Boulevard.
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