How to Rebuild a Boardwalk

Foundations and pilingsare all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ on Oct. 30, 2012 Photograph by Seth Wenig/AP

Few places represent summer on the mid-Atlantic coast like its boardwalks. In some boroughs of coastal New Jersey, such as Belmar, Seaside Heights, and Atlantic City, Hurricane Sandy tore the planks from their pilings. They’re unlikely to be fully repaired by next summer. “It’ll be a several-year process,” says Jim Marino, president of Taylor Engineering, a 60-employee marine engineering company based in Jacksonville, Fla.

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