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Seaside Heights, NJ - Roller Coaster Submerged By Sandy To Go

Published on: November 27, 2012 05:22 PM
By: AP
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 file photograph, the roller coaster from an amusement pier rests in the Atlantic Ocean in Seaside Heights, N.J., after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. The remains of the roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean might be left there as a tourist attraction. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 file photograph, the roller coaster from an amusement pier rests in the Atlantic Ocean in Seaside Heights, N.J., after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. The remains of the roller coaster that was knocked off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean might be left there as a tourist attraction. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Seaside Heights, NJ - A roller coaster swept off a New Jersey amusement pier by Superstorm Sandy won’t remain as a tourist attraction partially submerged in the ocean.

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Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/SagykB ) the town and the owners of the Casino Pier are in talks to remove what remains of the Jet Star Roller Coaster.

The mayor last week told a TV station that the coaster would make a “great tourist attraction.” But the mayor now says that “was not the brightest comment.”

Casino Pier officials say they are still assessing the damage.

The mayor says construction of a new boardwalk should begin in January and be ready by Memorial Day.


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