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DPI Commish: Be Careful on New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Those looking to go for a stroll on top of the newly resurfaced hurricane barrier in New Bedford's South End should do so at their own risk.

DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News while the majority of the concrete has been poured and is safe for walking, it's still technically a construction site

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Police: Man Who Fell Off Hurricane Barrier Was Drunk

New Bedford Police say the man who suffered injuries after falling from the hurricane barrier was intoxicated at the time.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News 62-year-old Joseph Rogers of Brock Avenue was walking along the new cement path atop the dike in the South End Monday afternoon when he attempted to climb down the steep, uneven embankment toward the water

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Man Tumbles Off New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Details are scant at this time but police say a man walking along the newly installed cement walkway atop the New Bedford hurricane barrier Monday afternoon suffered serious injuries.

Lt. John Chaves of the New Bedford Police Department says the man's injuries were severe enough to warrant transportation to Rhode Island Hospital

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Hurricane Barrier Pedestrian Path On The Horizon

Residents and visitors to New Bedford will soon have a new place to take in views of the Whaling City.

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

State Grant Makes Way for New Bedford Hurricane Barrier Walkway

Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan has announced over $300,000 in funding to create a walking path on the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier.

The $352,800 grant will finance a 10-foot wide walkway atop the barrier, complete with lighting, benches and handrails

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New Bedford, Fairhaven Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Hurricane Barrier

Elected officials from New Bedford and Fairhaven and the Army Corps of Engineers joined in a celebration Thursday of the 50th anniversary of the start of construction of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Hurricane Barrier. 

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