Sandy-Damaged Boardwalk Reopens

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 2:34 PM EDT
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The boardwalk is open again in Belmar, New Jersey.

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The boardwalk is open again in Belmar, New Jersey.

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There is reason to celebrate in a Jersey Shore town as it reaches a major milestone as it rebuilds from Superstorm Sandy.

Belmar officials will reopen their 1.3-mile boardwalk that was destroyed by the October storm.

Officials had said the goal was to have the work finished in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, which is the unofficial start of the summer tourism season.

The work required the replacement of 14,000 boards, 2,800 pilings and 500,000 screws. Belmar also planned to install a steel sea wall between the boardwalk and ocean.

Gov. Chris Christie will be on hand for the ribbon cutting Wednesday.

Belmar is a small town situated about 3 miles south of Asbury Park in Monmouth County.

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