Ocean City Pier, Destroyed By Sandy, To Reopen

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A woman observes the damage to the Fishing Pier after Hurricane Sandy hit the region October 30, 2012 in Ocean City, Maryland. The storm has claimed at least 33 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a "major disaster" for large areas of the U.S. east coast, including New York City, with widespread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A woman observes the damage to the Fishing Pier after Hurricane Sandy hit the region October 30, 2012 in Ocean City, Maryland. The storm has claimed at least 33 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a “major disaster” for large areas of the U.S. east coast, including New York City, with widespread power outages and significant flooding in parts of the city. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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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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