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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