LONG BRANCH, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The last New Jersey shore boardwalk to be rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy is back in place.
It’s been nearly three-and-a-half years, but the Long Branch boardwalk is back in business, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Girl Killed In Suspected Hit-And-Run On Brooklyn Street
Mayor Adam Schneider wanted to make sure it was done right.
“Our goal was to see how quickly we could build a new boardwalk. We wanted to make sure that it would survive a storm similar to Sandy,” he said.READ MORE: Strong Winds Remain A Concern In New Jersey, Could Lead To Power Outages As Storm Exits Our Area
The boardwalk is elevated and is wider than the old one.
Long Branch officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. The city bonded $25 million to reconstruct the one-mile boardwalk, which is composed of composite decking.
Schneider thanked nearby residents. He said none complained about the pilings being pounded into the ground from June to October.MORE NEWS: Events Across NYC Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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