Heavy equipment began drilling holes in the sand and pounding pilings into the ground today. It’s the first phase of a project that could ultimately cost $6 million to $7 million.
Demolition of the boardwalk, which was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy, began weeks ago.
The new boardwalk, like the old one, will be made of synthetic planks, with sturdy tie-down straps anchoring them to the foundation.
There are some jobs that just have to be done outside, even in these frigid temperatures.
The total cost of rebuilding the boardwalk and Belmar alone is estimated at $6.6 million.
For one Jersey Shore town, new progress has been made on the journey back from Superstorm Sandy.
Work continued this weekend in Belmar, N.J., on the new $6 million boardwalk to replace the one destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
Construction of the new boardwalk is kicking off Wednesday morning and the town is pulling out all the stops to get the project done by Memorial Day.
Most of the 1.3-mile Belmar boardwalk was destroyed in superstorm Sandy.
Residents of Long Beach, Long Island, on Saturday were given a final chance to say goodbye to the landmark boardwalk before demolition began.
The demolition is expected to take about a month.
Belmarboards.com allows residents and visitors to donate funds towards the purchase of boards that will be used to reconstruct the 1.3-mile boardwalk.
Winter hasn’t even started, but storm-ravaged businesses at the Jersey Shore are already thinking about summer.
Joggers and walkers now stroll the water’s edge on Long Beach, unable to use the hurricane-damaged boardwalk.
It’s like an Atlantic City roll of the dice, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking FEMA for 100 % reimbursement for debris removal and emergency protective measures following superstorm Sandy.