Skepticism Around Marshfield's New Seawall Ahead Of Hurricane Lee

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MARSHFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — As the effects of Hurricane Lee begin to reach the Massachusetts coastline, a new seawall in Marshfield has its first real test.  

The new seawall on Brant Rock Beach is four feet higher than the previous one, but there has yet to be a storm powerful enough to see how it holds up.

Some residents are skeptical that the seawall will keep water from coming over. Splashes from waves were coming over the top of the seawall Friday morning and the waves will only get bigger as the storm works its way north.

Many people were out at the seawall Friday morning to witness the beauty of the ocean before the storm. Marshfield resident Patty Medeiros had more confidence than some of her neighbors that new improvements would be successful.

“I think it’s going to do fine,” said Medeiros. “Since they’ve built the seawall I’ve seen major improvement, so I think it’s going to do its job."

WBZ’s Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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