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Ocean City pier, destroyed by Sandy, to reopen

Friday - 5/24/2013, 4:10am  ET

Ocean City landmark ready for summer

WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck reports.


OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- Ocean City officials are set to reopen the landmark fishing pier that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

Mayor Rick Meehan will make the ceremonial "first cast" from the reconstructed Ocean City Fishing Pier on Friday morning.

The resort town sustained minimal damage during the historic storm that battered the New Jersey shore last October. But the fishing pier, first built in 1907, collapsed into the ocean.

The nearly 500-foot pier has now been rebuilt and will be open to visitors for the busy Memorial Day weekend.

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