The missing boardwalk ramps at Grand and Lincoln Boulevards have made their return. The force of Hurricane Irene ravaged the ramps when she landed in Long Beach last August. While the ramp at Grand is open, the ramp at Lincoln was still under construction, as of Sunday. Early last month, Patch reported that the missing ramps were among the last remaining signs of the storm’s destruction in the town.
Jim LaCarrubba, the City of Long Beach's commissioner of public works, said the goal was to replace to the two ramps by July 4, although works must still install aluminum rails at Lincoln.
"We're going to put aluminum there, which was there originally," LaCarrubba told Patch on Monday. "We're going to put that out to bid and have the aluminum rails installed. Wooden rails are up temporarily."
There is an approximately $90,000 attached to replacing the ramps and will be paid through reimbursement funds the city expects to receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
* This story was updated at 3:14 p.m. on July 2, 2012.