Saturday, December 15, 2012

Long Branch Boardwalk Not Likely To Be Rebuilt As It Was Prior To Sandy

Long Branch Boardwalk Not Likely To Be Rebuilt As It Was Prior To Sandy - Long Branch-Eatontown Patch, NJ Patch

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"Our concern is that if we build it back in the condition it was in prior to the storm, we're inviting a disaster," Long Branch Business Administrator Howard Woolley said. "We're inviting it to be destroyed if and when there is another storm of this magnitude."

"The intelligent thing to do is to build it possibly at a higher level with a more secure method of construction, but we don't have all those details now," Woolley continued.

Much of the city's boardwalk south of Pier Village was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The Pier Village portion of the boardwalk and the Promenade, which is made of concrete, survived mostly intact.
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