Roosevelt Inlet Jetty
Construction and Rehabilitation History
stone-filled timber crib jetty was constructed on the
west side of the inlet.
Stone replacement repairs were made each of these years. Cause
of damage was due to inadequate jetty design; waves easily damaged
the timber cribs. The cribs were also permeable to sand.
The timber crib jetty was replaced by two steel sheet-pile jetties,
apart, on the east and west sides of the inlet.
long (Figure 3 ) Crest elevations were
Both jetties were 1,700
mlw, except the shoreward ends which were
The jetties had deteriorated due to corrosion.
The jetties were flanked and rubble was placed along the east bank.
The additional rubble extended the east jetty shoreward 400 ft. The
possibility of the west jetty becoming completely flanked was
determined to be remote; therefore, no rubble was placed on the west
bank. Seaward ends of both jetties were repaired due to
The jetties are in poor condition and are ineffective. They are
considered a navigation hazard and are to be removed.