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Seaside Heights boardwalk rebuilding contract approved

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The iconic boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore -- and where the reality show of the same name was filmed -- is about to be rebuilt following its destruction in Superstorm Sandy.

Seaside Heights awarded a $3.6 million contract Wednesday night to have the boardwalk rebuilt in time for Memorial Day weekend.

One of the most popular and heavily used boardwalks at the shore, the Seaside Heights walkway was destroyed in the Oct. 29 storm. Officials say it is the centerpiece of the borough's tourist industry, which funds 75 percent of its budget.

The work should be done by May 10.

Seaside Heights is the second major boardwalk to be rebuilt; Belmar started work on its walkway last week.

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