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Work begins on $50 million seawall in Atlantic City as part of redevelopment push near inlet


ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey — Work has started on an Atlantic City project that's 70 years in the making.

The Philadelphia Inquirer ( ) reports that large cranes stationed along the boardwalk began work last week on a new seawall to reconnect the south inlet with the north inlet for the first time since 1944.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started removing the damaged boardwalk Thursday as part of a two-year, $50 million project.

The seawall's completion will mean pedestrians and bikers can use the boardwalk to travel to other shore towns. It will extend the boardwalk to Gardner's Basin for the first time since the Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944 damaged that section.

The project is part of the city's plan to redevelop that inlet area.

Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,

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