This season, WaterColor and WaterSound had removable aluminum dune walkovers built. While not pretty, these walkovers do two important things: 1. make the beach accessible immediately after a big storm rather than waiting for a new wood unit to be permitted and built. 2. avoid adding a big pile of timber filled with nails and screws to the debris of the next big storm. I don't know how the aluminum units compare price-wise to timber--but maybe this is something that those of us who 'own' a walkover, either through a community association or privately, should be considering. The Seaside walkovers are special and will be missed if they aren't rebuilt--but most of the other walkovers in the county are not architectural landmarks and the practicality of removable aluminum walkovers may be worth the aesthetic trade-off.