We call it "The Jailway" because it offers the view one would expect from inside a prison cell.
The fence is about 8 foot or 2 1/2 meters tall and is designed to keep out terrorists and to keep residents safe from the perils of dockside activity. Both hazards are clearly evident in the photo below. :-)
For old times sake, before and after photos
Not only have they taken what was once a pleasurable walking area for many locals and tourist they have also taken away a most pleasurable view we had from the sidewalk! Thank You City Hall, Thank You St John's Port Authority. Have a nice day.