Approximately 1050 stones weighing 37,000 tons were placed at the jetty head. The stone size varied from 25 to 50 tons and averaged 35 tons.
The jetty construction was intended to create a broader, higher and more substantial head feature to resist the relentless force of the ocean waves pounding the jetty head from the North, South and West. This should make for more intense winter wave/storm watching events. Essential elements of the construction included the solid seating of the toe stone, interlocking of the armor stone, and tying in the new jetty stone placed with the jetty trunk and the relic stone base. The repair was intended to center the new head over the broad, distributed existing relic stone base.
Public Access to the Tillamook North Jetty was restricted to the North side with a construction fence that was in place at the west end of the access road between May 1, 2010 and September 30, 2010. Five days (Monday thru Friday) a week there were several 9 axle lowboy big rigs each hauling massive 35 ton plus stones per load through the park from October 22, 2009 to September 30, 2010. In June 2010 Kiewit placed the 35 ton plus stones on the head of the North Jetty using a large crane handled with delicate precision that was an amazing event and a summer that will never be forgotten.
Come to Barview Jetty County Campground (located at 8000 Cedar Ave, Rockaway Beach OR 97118) and see the completed construction.
Call and make your reservation today because campsites go fast.
This Page was last updated, Thursday, November 19, 2015.