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Local News | Jul 29, 2016

New Jersey pier, ruined by Sandy and fire, won’t be rebuilt

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — An historic Jersey shore pier that was pummeled by Superstorm Sandy, then destroyed in a spectacular fire might finally be done in by building regulations.

The owner of the former Funtown Pier says he won’t rebuild it if the town sticks to height restrictions it imposed this week on rides.

The pier was heavily damaged by Sandy in October 2012, then destroyed by a raging boardwalk fire in September 2013.

Owner William Major says he needs thrill rides up to 300 feet tall for a rebuilt pier to work financially.

But Seaside Park this week set a 100-foot limit on rides.

Major’s lawyer says barring an unexpected override of those limits by the Borough Council, the pier will not be rebuilt and some other use for it will be sought.

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