Breaking: Historic Fort Hancock Roof Collapses

Brian Thompson of NBC News 4 NY is reporting via facebook that the roof of a historic structure in Fort Hancock, part of the Gateway National Recreational Area-Sandy Hook, has collapsed and the building may not be able to be saved.

 

Breaking: major roof collapse at historic Ft. Hancock/Sandy Hook barracks. Not clear if building can be saved

Posted by Brian Thompson NBC NY on Friday, April 17, 2015

UPDATE: THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE KNEW OF THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND EXPECTED THE COLLASPE

The Asbury Park Press is reporting that Gateway National Recreation Area’s management has been aware of structural damage to the building, number 23, since last fall and expected the roof to collapse.

“We did know that there was a chance that the roof would collapse because last fall one of the main support beams punctured the wall,” said Daphne Yun, spokeswoman for Gateway National Recreation Area, according to APP.

Posted: April 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gateway National Recreation Area, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Breaking: Historic Fort Hancock Roof Collapses

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