Oceans of Opportunity

Past to Present | Jamestown Bridge Reefs

Lombardi’s commercial and scientific work collide. Following the demolition of the ‘old’ Jamestown Bridge, he participates in post-demo survey and cleanup efforts. Debris from the site is placed offshore to create two artificial reef sites. Lombardi works in cooperation with Conusub, the RI Department of Environmental Management, and the University of Rhode Island to conduct early benthic habitat surveys and monitoring. Despite being a state focal project and local priority, the work has not been continued, and there remains an incredible opportunity for follow on succession studies.