Cliff Walk http://ripr.org en A Year After Superstorm Sandy, Parts Of Newport's Cliff Walk Ready To Reopen http://ripr.org/post/year-after-superstorm-sandy-parts-newports-cliff-walk-ready-reopen <p>The southernmost section of the Cliff Walk that was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy is expected to reopen to the public this week.</p><p></p><p>The three-and-a-half mile trail was badly damaged in the storm. Cliff Walk Commission Chairman Robert B. Power said repairs will cost $3.5 million.</p><p>"It eroded a lot of the walkway near Ruggles Avenue which caused some of the sidewalk to cave in. It took a chunk of the actual stone out at Doris Duke’s estate which we had to go back and fill in. It tore a lot of the fencing behind Miramar," said Powers.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:11:31 +0000 Flo Jonic 25619 at http://ripr.org A Year After Superstorm Sandy, Parts Of Newport's Cliff Walk Ready To Reopen Cliff Walk Repairs On Hold As Bid Is Examined http://ripr.org/post/cliff-walk-repairs-hold-bid-examined <p>Repairs to the Cliff Walk in Newport destroyed by Superstorm Sandy are on hold as the Department of Transportation is examining an unusually low bid that has been submitted.</p><p></p><p>The bid for repairs came at 3 million dollars; about 2 million less than most of the others.</p><p>The low amount raised eyebrows, said city official Robert Power, who was worried about the quality of the work.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:56:07 +0000 John Bender 22169 at http://ripr.org Cliff Walk Repairs On Hold As Bid Is Examined