Crane Beach boardwalk reopens


Repairs to the boardwalk at Crane Beach in Ipswich have been completed and the boardwalk was reopened on April 5, a month ahead of schedule. The beach is part of the Crane Estate, most of which is owned and managed by The Trustees of Reservations, but the boardwalk is on property that is owned and maintained by the town of Ipswich, which oversaw repairs that began on Jan. 14. According to Jeff Putur, superintendent of the town’s Cemeteries and Parks Department, the town considered using a contractor, but when the quote came in at $87,000, it decided to do the job itself. Materials cost $20,000. Although it did not pay anything out of pocket, Putur estimated that labor and fuel costs totaled an additional $12,000. Putur said seven tons of lumber were removed and replaced with close to eight tons of lumber, and the pressure-treated railing and decking was replaced with composite lumber, which should result in fewer accidents and fewer splinters.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of