Roller coaster in ocean could remain as a draw

Posted: November 23, 2012

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - The remains of a roller coaster that was knocked off an amusement pier during Hurricane Sandy and partially submerged in the Atlantic Ocean might be left there as a tourist attraction.

Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers told WNBC-TV in New York officials had not decided whether to tear down the ride. But he said he was working with the U.S. Coast Guard to see whether the roller coaster was stable enough to leave alone, because he believes it would make "a great tourist attraction."

Meanwhile, demolition crews have removed the resort's damaged boardwalk. Akers said construction on a new boardwalk should begin in January and be finished by Memorial Day. - AP

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