SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – The owners of a Jersey shore amusement pier that became an iconic image of the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy have received approval to rebuild part of the site.
The Coastal Area Facilities Review Act permit granted for the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights also allows them to relocate their Sky Ride cable car attraction.
The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1EvW6kn) reports the permit was issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection. It allows the pier's owners to rebuild a 225-foot by 266-foot section and move the Sky Ride 160 feet to the north of its current location.
The pier is where the Jet Star roller coaster plunged into the ocean when Sandy hit in October 2012, becoming one of the most enduring images of the storm.
Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com