SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An iconic image of the devastation Superstorm Sandy left behind will soon be no more.
Demolition is expected to begin Tuesday morning, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported.
The project is expected to take about 48 hours to complete, said Casino Pier spokeswoman Toby Wolf.
“Ripping it out of there and getting everything out of the ocean,” Wolf said. “[It’s] pretty close to shore and that’s a safety hazard for swimmers, surf.”
A section of the coaster will be preserved to serve as a permanent memorial when the damaged pier is eventually rebuilt, Sandberg reported.
“As we all know, it’s been a long journey to get to here,” Wolf told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.
Wolf said the project will be a morale boost of sorts for the shore community.
“Seeing that visibly gone will be kind of a feeling of moving forward,” she told Haskell. “A sense of moving forward.”
It is expected to take another year before the pier is fully rebuilt, but a new ride called The Superstorm is already in place, Wolf said.
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