A Boardwalk's Born: Jersey Shore Rebuilds After Sandy

Construction has begun on the Seaside Heights, N.J., boardwalk that was destroyed by Sandy.
3:00 | 02/15/13

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Just just an exciting day a wonderful -- a new beginning. And it really feels like that I mean you -- it -- -- about this watching it happen here in the bag -- three and a half months after sandy -- is popular beach. Community apart. A large group of people gather today for an important event. They watched the first child was driven into the sand to replace his seaside heights boardwalk torn apart during the storm. It's a big step burst of electricity dengue ads now we get the boardwalk back. Please bring him back visits to bring -- -- people in the town -- Three point six million dollar project won't replace about a mile affordable and by using heavier -- hurricane straps and huge 25 foot piles. Builders say it will be -- much stronger than before the. The boardwalk used to have positive they used to be like four feet. Eight feet in these -- going to be almost 41 feet and -- ground. It's amazing did it you know the shores gonna come back. And that's probably -- rebuilding the boardwalk is a must for seaside heights the -- depends on tourism for 70% of its annual budget. So without people coming to spend money for each -- parking restaurants and -- officials say seaside heights of the. It's like oxygen. Try breathing without oxygen this seaside ice doesn't have this would walk up and running. That's our oxygen that's our supply line everybody comes to seaside to be on the boardwalk and our beautiful -- merchant. And as for that iconic jet star roller coaster that washed into the ocean off casino here. -- contracts are bound to be signed and then it will be dismantled and pulled out of the water within fifty days.

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