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Demolition To Begin On New Jersey Coaster Wrecked By Hurricane Sandy

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Workers are set to begin demolishing perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation along New Jersey’s shoreline.

They’ll be taking apart the remnants of a roller coaster that plunged off an amusement pier into the ocean during the October 29 storm.

The work will begin Tuesday afternoon in the summer tourist destination of Seaside Heights after Britain’s Prince Harry finishes a visit (Read related story).

A spokeswoman for Casino Pier says it should take about four days to remove the ride with crews working around the clock.

Images of the Jet Star coaster have appeared hundreds of times and been used to help sell memorabilia to raise money for storm victims.

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