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City Council Awards Bid to Demolish Boardwalk

The eastern end of the boardwalk, at Neptune Boulevard.
The eastern end of the boardwalk, at Neptune Boulevard.
The Long Beach City Council voted Tuesday to award a contract to a construction firm to raze and dispose of the Sandy-battered boardwalk.

According to Newsday, the city council selected a Farmingdale firm to do the job for $1.435 million. The cost of replacing the entire 2.2-mile boardwalk fronting the Atlantic Ocean is expected to be about $25 million, officials have said.

Overall repairs to the city have been quoted at $200 million.

Thomas Novelli Contracting was the lowest of three bidders for the removal project, according to documents filed at City Hall. The work includes removing all wooden pieces, railings, lighting and ramps, the documents state.

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The boardwalk suffered significant damage overall, but that the eastern half of the structure was particularly hard hit, City Manager Jack Schnirman told Patch.

Schnirman also stated five weeks ago that the city expects the beach to reopen next summer.

The work on the boardwalk is expected to start soon.

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated and corrected at 9:54 a.m. on Dec. 21. The project is to demolish and dispose of the boardwalk, not rebuild it.
Neutron December 21, 2012 at 01:28 PM
If I understood what Commissioner LaCarrubba (Public Works) said at the City Council meeting earlier this week, once work commences the contractor is required to have the Boardwalk removed and the material carted away in 30 days.
E December 21, 2012 at 03:16 PM
-- And the ark is to be ready 40 days after that.
paul.d.spellman December 21, 2012 at 03:20 PM
We could have used the ark 50 days ago....
water guy December 22, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Paul how stupid of me, since the storm my mind just is not working the way it used to, I thought some sort of contract would have been in place and specifics would be public info, then again I forgot its long beach. when are they starting ?in June, ok only kidding my friends, I am sure the project will go 100% perfect. And the contractor who will rebuild it will be saying"that old wood was fine thats why we reused it..lol.. again ONLY KIDDING.
Robert Ryan December 25, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I'm sure the feds are going to rebuild the boardwalk....

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