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Stretch of Long Beach boardwalk to reopen

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A portion of the 2.2 mile long boardwalk in Long Beach, Long Island is set to re-open to the public Saturday morning, nine months after it was wiped out by Superstorm Sandy.

It took approximately $44M to repair and rebuild the new boardwalk made of Brazilian wood and reinforced with concrete.

Long Beach was among the hardest hit areas by the late October storm which flooded homes and ripped them from their foundations.

The reopening is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The remainder of the boardwalk is expected to be completed in November.

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