Long Beach Boardwalk fully reopens following Sandy damage

The final piece of the newly rebuilt Long Beach Boardwalk was put into place today.

The historic boardwalk was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy hit almost a year ago.

The historic boardwalk was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy hit almost a year ago. (10/25/13)

LONG BEACH - The final piece of the newly rebuilt Long Beach Boardwalk was put into place today.

The historic boardwalk was destroyed when Superstorm Sandy hit almost a year ago. Reconstruction of the boardwalk cost $44.2 million.

The 2.2-mile boardwalk was rebuilt using durable Brazilian hardwood and a retaining wall beneath it.

The city began reopening smaller sections of the boardwalk in July. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this afternoon.

Long Beach officials are now trying to determine how much of the project will be paid for by FEMA.  

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