North boardwalk at Rye Playland reopens 6 years after SandyPosted: Updated:
The north boardwalk at Rye Playland has reopened nearly six years after the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Construction crews worked hard to get the main boardwalk reopened only one year after the superstorm, but the 700-foot north boardwalk took years to restore to its former glory.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer says this time it's built to last.
"There are steel piles that replace former wooden ones. And there is a concrete substructure underneath. So whatever happens to the rest of the park, the rest of Rye … this boardwalk and substructure will stand no matter what,” says Latimer.
It cost roughly $4.6 million to rebuild the northern section of the boardwalk. The county is hoping FEMA reimburses 90 percent of the money.
Officials with FEMA are expected to be in Westchester in the coming weeks to inspect the completed north boardwalk.