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Sea Girt rebuilding Sandy-wrecked boardwalk



SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Sea Girt is joining the parade of Jersey shore towns who are rebuilding boardwalks destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

The Monmouth County beach town plans to start work next week on the first phase of a boardwalk reconstruction that Mayor Ken Farrell says could cost $1.75 million.

The borough council awarded a $30,000 contract Wednesday night to remove the remnants of the old boardwalk.

The new boardwalk, like the old one, will be made of synthetic planks, with sturdy tie-down straps anchoring them to the foundation.

The first phase of the work, covering part of the ¾-mile long walkway, should be done by May 6, with the remainder finished by June 23.

All told, Sea Girt expects to have spent about $2.5 million on cleanup and rebuilding costs from the storm.