Ocean City Pier Reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

Pier damaged by Hurricane Sandy

Saturday, May 25, 2013  |  Updated 12:59 PM EDT
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After being ravaged by Superstorm Sandy and following a long rebuilding period, Ocean City is ready for the unofficial start of summer. News4's Wendy Rieger reports.

After being ravaged by Superstorm Sandy and following a long rebuilding period, Ocean City is ready for the unofficial start of summer. News4's Wendy Rieger reports.

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The iconic Ocean City Pier reopened to fishermen Friday, for the first time since it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Mayor Rick Meehan opened the reconstructed Ocean City fishing pier with a ceremonial "first cast" at 10:30 a.m., just in time to kick off Memorial Day weekend.

The 489-foot pier was almost completely destroyed by October's superstorm. Rebuilding efforts began in January.

The pier has been a fixture in Ocean City since it first opened in 1907, although it has also been damaged by previous storms.

Sandy also put much of downtown Ocean City underwater, and portions of the boardwalk had to be reconstructed.

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